phishing

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Beware this Outlook-based phishing scam

Be wary of emails saying that your MIT password has expired.

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The ins and outs of filtering spam at MIT

Here are some things you can do to ensure you see more of the email messages you want and fewer of the ones you don’t.

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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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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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Beware of phishing scams related to the coronavirus

Exercise caution when handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink. Be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to the virus.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Five ways to be more cybersecure

Everyone at MIT should do these things to secure their digital devices and information.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM): Protect yourself

Even computers that don’t appear to have any valuable information can be attractive targets for attacks. Take steps to protect yourself.

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What you should know about “Spear-Phishing” scams

Beware of spear-phishing scams, which use personal information to try and trick you into providing confidential data or transferring funds.