IT News

Fri, 11/22/2019
In October, MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) recommended waiting to update Macs to the newest version of macOS, Catalina, until several known issues were resolved. With this week's release of CrashPlan 7.0.3, the last major issue has been addressed, so IS&T...
Mon, 10/21/2019
Please note we do not recommend upgrading to this version at this time except for testing. CrashPlan is not currently supported and may have backup and recovery issues. On Catalina machines new installs of CrashPlan will crash repeatedly, upgrades from Mojave seem ok but may have unexpected...
Wed, 10/09/2019
MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) offers Code42’s CrashPlan as a backup solution for MIT faculty, staff, and students. They have become aware through Service Desk trend analysis that machines using CrashPlan version 4 or earlier are at increased risk of failed backups. The...
Mon, 03/04/2019
There’s an email scam that’s been making the rounds for over a month now, most recently landing in a bunch of BE folks inboxes.   The scam is a social engineering phishing attempt where by a superior’s name is used (most often from an unrelated email address) to trick...
Thu, 01/17/2019
MIT IS&T continues to address spam filtering issues related to the recent changes in MIT’s email security infrastructure. They have updated the spam filtering information in the Knowlegebase and have also published a Spam Filtering Known Issues page where they are tracking...
Fri, 12/21/2018
Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) recently transitioned MIT’s email security and malware detection infrastructure to Exchange Online Protection, a cloud-based component of Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. Spam quarantine reports are now being sent from quarantine@...
Tue, 10/02/2018
Is that email link real or a scam?  Knowledge and awareness are key tools in your cybersecurity belt. If you understand how cyberattacks work, you can reduce your chances of being deceived. Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) offers the MIT community free online courses on...
Mon, 09/24/2018
Today Apple released its latest operating system, macOS Mojave (10.14). Important Notes related to this release: Soon all Macs purchased from Apple will come with macOS Mojave preinstalled; previous versions of the OS cannot be installed. Before upgrading, please visit the macOS...
Tue, 06/12/2018
Today Microsoft realeased a number of Wiindows patches, the most important of which relates to a remote code execution vulnerability in the DNSAPI dynamic link library. The DNSAPI is used for Domain Name System (DNS) resolution and is a required component for a Windows-based machine to...