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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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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Institute’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) makes it easy to connect securely to MIT resources no matter where in the world you are.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Update now to fix security vulnerabilities.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Manage passwords across all your devices and increase security by using LastPass Enterprise – it's free for those at MIT!