Security

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 […]

Fraudulent Email Alert May 19, 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 […]

Security Notice: Security breach regarding LastPass database May 5, 2011

LastPass.com, a free password management service, is forcing its users to change their master passwords after discovering that intruders may have accessed the company’s user database. To limit the potential risk to UBC systems, we strongly encourage those in the UBC community who use LastPass to change their LastPass master passwords as soon as possible. […]

Fraudulent Email Alert May 1, 2011

Fraudulent emails from Microsoft Canada have been making the rounds. The email contains a link to allegedly install a security update for Microsoft Windows OS. 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. Instead, please […]

Sophos Antivirus version 7 to version 9 Upgrade March 11, 2011 17:00

Sophos Antivirus 7 for Windows will be reaching end-of-life on March 31, 2011. You may have already seen pop-up warnings about this. UBC IT will be providing the latest version, Sophos Antivirus 9 for Windows on March 11, 2011 beginning at 17:00. All computers currently running the UBC IT provided Sophos 7 for Windows will […]

Fraudulent Email Alert January 31, 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 […]

Fraudulent Email Alert January 17, 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 […]