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, October 30, 2018

Everyone at MIT should do these things to secure their digital information.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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