Security

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 […]

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 […]

Run Container “runc” Vulnerability

A severe vulnerability has been detected in run containers or “runc”.  The vulnerability allows malicious containers to gain root-level code execution on the host. It can run any command (it does not need to be attacker-controlled) as root within a container in either of the following contexts:   Creating a new container using an attacker-controlled image. […]

SMS Phishing Alert – February 15th, 2019

  We’ve received a report of a targeted CEO fraud attempt via SMS. It’s very similar to the CEO frauds that we see via email in that the sender is asking the recipient to go and buy gift cards, scratch the back of the cards then send pictures of the back of the cards to […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: RE: ITS Help-Desk, – February 9th, 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 […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: Ticket ID: 2901743974JSF – January 31st, 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 […]

Fraudulent Email Alert: ITS Ticketing System – January 31st, 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 Border Firewall Security Enhancement January 27, 2019, 04:00-04:15 PT

A new security feature will be enabled on the UBC Border firewall on January 27, 2019, at 04:00 PT. No interruption to network access is anticipated. Following this change, the firewall will block malicious traffic that matches known bad methods. For additional details on this change, visit the UBC IT Confidential Communications website: https://cc.cybersecurity.ubc.ca

Fraudulent Email Alert: submit required documents – January 21st, 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.  The email can be deleted from your Inbox or mobile phone.   From: Courtney […]