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Discover tips and steps you need to take to protect your data, your electronics, and your identity.

Duo Security

IS&T provides access to Duo, a two-factor authentication application that leverages landlines and smartphones as an "Approve" or "Deny" system to identify users. Duo is a self-service web application that is being used for Touchstone-enabled web applications at MIT.

Touchstone Authentication

MIT Touchstone is a single sign-on web authentication service that allows members of the MIT community to log in to participating MIT and federated websites. When using a Touchstone-enabled application, your password will never be passed to the application server.

Virus Detection and Prevention

Make sure you are running virus protection software that will guard against most computer infections. IS&T provides Sophos virus protection software, free of charge, to the MIT community.

 

Spam Filtering

To reduce the amount of spam coming into our inboxes, IS&T has put filters in place on MIT's email system.

Most malware attacks occur through a combination of spam and compromised web pages. Interacting with spam can put your personal information at risk as well as download a virus to your machine that may spread to other computers on the network.

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