security

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LastPass security incident reported

In August of 2022, LastPass suffered a security incident, which Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) has been monitoring. LastPass continues to investigate and is publishing updates on its blog. This story was originally published on December 23, 2022, and has been updated with recommendations.

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Upcoming changes to MIT’s open WiFi networks

To help strengthen the cybersecurity of the Institute's infrastructure, the MIT and MIT GUEST wireless networks will be changing in January.

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Learn how to avoid a phishing scam

Scammers are getting smarter. Learn how to identify and avoid phishing attempts with these tips.

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Incoming students: Prepare for life on campus

Get ready for your life on the MIT campus with these IT-related tips and resources.

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Options for changing your Kerberos password

If you work or study at MIT and need to change your Kerberos password, you have several methods to choose from.

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Off campus? Connect securely to MITnet via the MIT VPN

MIT's Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to connect securely to Institute resources no matter where you are and provides protection on public WiFi.

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Optimize your use of Duo two-factor authentication

Learn how to get the most out of Duo to maximize your online security and convenience.

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Beware of IRS-impersonation phishing scams

Exercise caution when handling any email that appears to be from the IRS.

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Protecting information at MIT

MIT’s Information Protection website will guide you in safeguarding information at the Institute.

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End-to-end encryption option now available for Webex meetings

MIT Webex users now have the option to use end-to-end encryption for meetings requiring a higher level of security.

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