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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!

During tax season, we typically see an increase in phishing & impersonation scams. Stay safe by filing your taxes early, and learn how to protect your personal information 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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