Secure Computing

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Beware Phishing Attacks
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Phishing is a ploy to get you to click on bogus links or disclose your username and password, giving attackers a way to capture sensitive data, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Learn about the latest attacks.

Cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways to breach computers, including those at MIT. Every time you log on to the internet, you open up your computer, data, and identity to malware and other threats — unless you take the right precautions.

Taking a few precautions, such as changing your passwords or downloading the latest patches, can make a big difference. Need help? The IS&T Service Desk is available online, by phone, or in person.

Security News

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Renew your digital certificates before they expire on July 31.