Security

Fraudulent Email Alert Jan 18, 2012

Fraudulent emails notifying users of a UBC email system migration have been reported. UBC IT never initiates unsolicited requests for usernames, passwords or any other personal information. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information. Instead, please forward a copy of the email […]

Fraudulent Email Alert Jan 4, 2012

Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account has been infected by a virus have been reported. UBC never initiates unsolicited requests for usernames, passwords or any other personal information. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information. Instead, please forward a copy […]

Holiday Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns December 6, 2011

In the past, US-CERT has received reports of an increased number of phishing scams and malware campaigns that take advantage of the winter holidays and holiday shopping season. US-CERT reminds users to remain cautious when receiving unsolicited email messages that could be part of a potential phishing scam or malware campaign. These phishing scams and […]

Fraudulent Email Alert Sept 29, 2011

Fraudulent emails from Microsoft Canada have been making the rounds. The email contains a link to install a security update for Microsoft Windows Firewall and Security Center. Microsoft does not send security updates through email. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information. […]

Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) v2.2 Maintenance August 25, 2011 17:00-18:00

The Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) v2.2 service will be undergoing maintenance on Thursday, August 25, 2011 17:00-18:00 (PDT). There will not be any service interruptions during this maintenance window.

Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) v1.3 Maintenance August 24, 2011 17:00-18:00

The Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) v1.3 service will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 17:00-18:00 (PDT). During the maintenance window, applications integrated with the Shibboleth IdP v1.3 service, will experience 2 three minute outages.

Fraudulent Email Alert July 18, 2011

Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account requires upgrading and directing them to submit CWL or login information have been reported. UBC IT never initiates unsolicited requests for usernames, passwords or any other personal information. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account […]

Fradulent Email Alert June 22, 2011

Fraudulent emails from American Express Canada have been reported. The email contains a link to an online survey mimicking American Express, asking for the user’s credit card number, verification number, etc. American Express does not collect its user’s confidential information through online surveys. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill […]

Fraudulent Email Alert June 20, 2011

Fraudulent emails from Microsoft, encouraging users to download and open an attachment have been reported. Do not download or open the attachment as it contains a malicious virus (Mal/Phish-A) . Instead, please forward a copy of the email including full headers to security@ubc.ca and then delete it from your Inbox or mobile phone. If you […]

Fraudulent Email Alert June 3, 2011

Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account requires upgrading and directing them to submit CWL or login information have been reported. UBC IT never initiates unsolicited requests for usernames, passwords or any other personal information. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account […]