News archive - February 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Account lockouts due to compromised passwords

What is happening? Starting Saturday, February 22, we have observed a much higher incidence than usual of uwaterloo email accounts being used to send spam.

Why is this happening? Based on feedback from affected individuals, IST Information Security Services believes that this is a result of passwords compromised in a breach of LinkedIn in 2012 and GitHub in 2013.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Adobe Flash Player critical upgrade – February 21

What is happening? Adobe Flash Player will be upgraded on all managed computers in Academic Support departments to version 12.0.0.70  for both (Plugin - Firefox) and (ActiveX - Internet Explorer). 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

University directory webpage issues (resolved) - February 19

The issue has been resolved (10:54 am).

The WCMS team is investigating issues with the University directory pages in the WCMS (these are the 'Offices & Services' and 'Faculties & Academics' pages on the University homepage).  Issues appear to be a result of the new WCMS version pushed out last night.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WCMS upgrade - February 18

What is happening? WCMS sites on the production server (live sites) will be upgraded to version 1.8 tonight.

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