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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 access your email account. Learn about the latest attacks.

Cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways to breach computers, even those here 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.

Even doing a few things, 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, October 19, 2017

Follow these simple steps to protect your connected printer from hackers.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

A vulnerability in current wireless encryption standards (WPA2) has been identified.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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