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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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Earlier this week, it was announced that a significant security vulnerability in the Drupal content management system will be made public on March 28th, 2018.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Make computing on the road safer and easier by doing these quick (and free) things.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Learn how the Symantec Messaging Gateway service reduces the amount of spam that arrives in your inbox.