Security

Fraudulent Email Alert: Info! From Helpdesk – May 15th, 2019

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account.  If you clicked on the link in the email, please run a full virus […]

Update: Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability May 16, 2019, 08:20

Update: May 16, 2019, 08:18 PT The UBC Cybersecurity team has been made aware that exploit developers have created successful proof of concept code which exploits the critical Remote Desktop Services (RDS) remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708). Microsoft released patches for this vulnerability on May 14, 2019. The UBC Cybersecurity team highly recommends that all […]

UBC Okanagan Engineering, Management, Education Building Network Outage May 5, 2019, 06:30-07:30 PT

Third floor network communications room in tower 1 of Okanagan Engineering, Management, Education building will be upgraded May 5, 06:30-07:30 PT. All network services and other related networked equipment will be out of service. 3rd and 4th Floors. Duration will be about 1 hour.

UBC-O Engineering, Management and Education (EME) Building Hardware Upgrade April 14, 2019, 06:30-08:30 PT

This is for the EME Building, 1st and 2nd Floor, South Tower 2. Early morning on April 14, the data switch stacks OKEM01-21 and OKEM01-22 will be upgraded. This will cause data, phones, wireless, BMS, and other network related equipment to go off line for the duration of the upgrade – about 2 hours or […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: Attn. – March 23rd, 2019

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account.  If you clicked on any of the links in the email, please run a […]

UBC network appliance evaluation February 26, 2019, 09:00 PT to February 27, 2019, 16:00 PT

A new security product is being evaluated. No interruption to network access is anticipated as the product will be running in audit mode only.

Engineering Management & Education Network Upgrade February 23, 2019, 07:00-10:00 PT

Network maintenance is being performed on the Engineering Management & Education building network to facilitate upgrades as part of the Network Switch Replacement Program. During this service window network services will be unavailable in portions of the basement level and portions of the 1st floor North at varying times. Wireless, network and phones will be […]

Drupal 6, 7 and 8 Patches Address Highly Critical Security Vulnerability February 20, 2019 13:00 PT

Drupal has released security updates of 8.5.x, and 8.6.x, along with some updates to contributed modules for 7.x/8.x, to fix a highly critical security vulnerability.  At least one Drupal 6.x contributed module patch is also available. A site is only affected by this if one of the following conditions is met: The site has the […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: Re; service desk INC#201938A – February 20th, 2019

Do not reply to this email or click on the link contained in the email. If you think you may have submitted your CWL login credentials, please log into myAccount, change your password immediately and advise security@ubc.ca of the possible temporary breach of your account.  If you clicked on any of the links in the […]

UBC Border Firewall Security Change February 17, 2019, 04:00-04:15 PT

A new security feature will be enabled on the UBC Border firewall on February 17, 2019, at 04:00 PT. The existing port blocking service will be migrated from Procera to the Next Generation Firewall (NGFW). Following this change, if users or administrators need to connect from external to internal networks over any of the blocked […]