News archive - May 2021

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Basic Authentication to be disabled for Office 365 mailboxes - May 25

What is happening? Basic Authentication will be disabled for Office 365 mailboxes. 

Why is this happening? Basic Authentication is being deprecated by Microsoft. Disabling basic authentication will stop O365 mailboxes from bypassing multi-factor authentication, which will prevent unauthorized logins to mailboxes.

When is this happening? Basic Authentication for Office 365 mailboxes will be disabled on Tuesday, May 25. Please note the disabling process will take approximately one hour to run and the change can take up to 24 hours to take effect.

Friday, May 14, 2021

For information: Notification to change WatIAM password to be sent to targeted list of recipients – May 19

What is happening? An email notification will be sent to approximately 8,200 members of the University of Waterloo community whose WatIAM password appears on one or more lists of compromised passwords that are publicly available.

What is impact? As a precautionary measure, these individuals will be advised to log in to WatIAM to change their password. There will be no strict requirement or timeframe to do so.

When will the email notifications be sent? The morning of Wednesday, May 19.

 

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