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

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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, March 5, 2019

That cool smart gadget might not work on the Institute’s wireless networks. 

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Friday, January 18, 2019

“Are you free at the moment? Let me know ASAP.” If you get an email from someone in your DLC asking for a quick purchase of gift cards, think twice.