Security

Advisory: ‘open science’ site Sci-Hub linked to intellectual property theft and other malicious activity

Summary The UBC Cybersecurity has learned of “open science” site Sci-Hub being tied to malicious activity and intellectual property theft. UBC community and researchers are advised to be vigilant and screen for phishing emails, and avoid any contact with this site. A warning has been issued by the British law enforcement agencies (see references) which […]

VULNERABILITY ALERT: Google Chrome Browser for Desktop

The UBC Cybersecurity Team is aware that Google published a security advisory to address a vulnerability with Chrome for Desktop – a Heap buffer overflow in V8. Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-21148 exists in the wild. The vulnerability affects Chrome for Desktop versions prior to 88.0.4324.150. The impact of this vulnerability […]

Vancouver Campus Network Maintenance February 4, 2021, 18:00-23:59 PT

The Vancouver Campus network will undergo maintenance on February 4, 2021, 18:00-23:59 PT. No disruption to service is expected.

Vancouver Campus Network Maintenance February 2, 2021, 18:00-23:59 PT

The Vancouver Campus network will undergo maintenance on February 2, 2021, 18:00-23:59 PT. No disruption to service is expected.

UBC Vancouver Load Balancer Maintenance February 3, 2021, 20:00-21:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing maintenance on the Vancouver load balancing systems on February 3, 2021, 20:00-21:00 PT. No service interruptions are expected.

Vancouver Campus Network Maintenance January 28, 2021, 18:00-23:59 PT

The Vancouver Campus network will undergo maintenance on January 28, 2021, 18:00-23:59 PT. No disruption to service is expected during this time.

UBC IT Network Maintenance at the Vancouver General Hospital January 26, 2021, 18:00-22:00 PT

UBC IT will be performing network maintenance at the Vancouver General Hospital on Tuesday, January 26 from 18:00 – 22:00 PT. No user impact is expected.

PCI (Payment Card Industry) Virtual Infrastructure Maintenance January 4, 2021, 10:00 PT to January 8, 2021, 16:00 PT

The PCI environment will undergo scheduled maintenance from January 4, 2021, 10:00 PT to January 8, 2021, 16:00 PT. There will be no anticipated impact to any services hosted within the PCI environment.

EduCloud Server Service Maintenance January 5, 2021, 06:00-09:00 PT

Scheduled maintenance on the EduCloud Server environment (https://bcnet.educloud.ubc.ca) will be performed on January 5, 2021, 06:00-09:00 PT. Virtual machines running on the EduCloud Server service will remain up and running. Administrators will be able to manage virtual machines via other management methods such as RDP and SSH, but will not be able to login to […]

UBCO Border Firewall Security Change December 21, 2020, 18:00-18:30 PT

A new security feature will be enabled on the UBCO Border firewall on December 21, 2020, at 18:00 PT. Following this change, if users or administrators need to connect from external to internal networks over any of the blocked ports, VPN sign in will be required. For additional details on this change, visit the UBC […]