Passwords protect and limit access to your personal data and to IT resources at MIT.
Athena is MIT's academic computing environment, which powers computing clusters (labs), private workstations, remote access servers, and personal machines throughout campus.
MIT Touchstone is a single sign-on web authentication service that allows members of the MIT community to log in to participating MIT and federated web sites using their MIT credentials. When using a Touchstone-enabled application, your credentials will never be passed to the application service.
IS&T's Service Center offers a full range of computer repair services to the MIT community.
Protect your electronic devices from theft and your data from unauthorized access if lost or stolen.
To reduce the amount of spam coming into our inboxes, IS&T has put filters in place on MIT's email system.
Most malware attacks occur through a combination of spam and compromised web pages. Interacting with spam can put your personal information at risk as well as download a virus to your machine that may spread to other computers on the network.
If your computer seems to be working fine, you may wonder why you should apply a patch. By not applying patches, you might be leaving the door open for malware to come in.