IT News

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...
Fri, 06/08/2018
What happens to all of your MIT accounts and serives when you leave MIT?
Mon, 05/28/2018
If you have access to financial, payroll, or tax data at MIT, be aware that you may be the target of “spear-phishing” campaigns. Ordinary phishing campaigns typically cast a wide net and harvest things like login credentials and passwords. Spear-phishing targets individuals with...
Tue, 05/01/2018
Seven great tips for MIT travelers.  Contact BE-IT if you need help with any of them!