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Secure Computing

Protect your data, your devices and your identity
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.

Welcome to Secure Computing at MIT.

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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Friday, July 28, 2017

Here's what you need to do to avoid attacks and secure your data at MIT. Be sure to read our earlier article for incoming freshmen: Creating an MIT online identity.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Renew your digital certificates before they expire on July 31, 2017.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

There's more than one way to update your password. IS&T provides several options to help you stay secure.