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UMass Amherst IT urges members of the campus community to secure their computers, guard against online fraud, and protect personal and University data. Our resources can help.

It's Phishing Season!

Each spring before April 15, phishing & impersonation scams increase. File your taxes early, and learn more about staying safe online at the links below.

What is phishing? | How to protect yourself if you recieved or responded to a suspicious message

Protect Your Computer

  1. Use anti-virus software (It's free!)

  2. Update your computer's software and operating system Windows | Macintosh

  3. Use anti-malware software (Free, too!)

  4. Change your passwords with daylight savings

  5. Use eduroam for your campus wireless connection


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