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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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Thursday, May 31, 2018

A new vulnerability could allow non-root users to run arbitrary commands as root.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

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

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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