Security

Sophos Antivirus UBC IT and Campus Upgrades – August 3, 2012 12:00 PDT to August 7, 2012 23:45 PDT

UBC IT will be providing the latest versions of Sophos Antivirus for Windows (version 10) and Mac (version 8 ) on August 3rd, 2012 beginning at 12:00 PDT. All computers currently running the UBC IT provided Sophos Antivirus will be automatically upgraded to the latest versions. A reboot of your computer after the upgrade may […]

Fraudulent Email Alert June 13, 2012

Fraudulent emails asking users to white list their email accounts due to spam complaints have been reported. The email contains a link for the user to attempt to white list their email address. Do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information. Instead, please […]

Fraudulent Email Alert May 25, 2012

Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account will be deactivated and directing them to submit their 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 […]

Fraudulent Email Alert May 18, 2012

Fraudulent emails purportedly from The University of British Columbia asking users to join an online forum have been reported. The email contains a link to a Google Docs document for further login information. UBC does not use Google Docs to provide any university and event information to the public. Do not reply to this email, […]

Fraudulent Email Alert April 17, 2012

Fraudulent emails warning users that their email account requires maintenance 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 […]

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.