We have had a series of issues over the last 24 hours and this is to explain some of the problems. Read the rest of this entry »
What’s going on?
We have had another scam email attack in the form of a fake postal receipt email. Read the rest of this entry »
IT Services have had a reminder from ja.net CSIRT regarding user credential sharing and the associated issues.
We have had another phishing attack, which purports to come from IT Services. The email contains text as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
We believe the recent iOS 6.1 update has been causing problems with our Microsoft Exchange email service. This appears to be caused by an issue with the way that Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads handle meeting requests.
IT Services have had an outbreak of phishing attacks where we have had to block accounts and websites. Read the rest of this entry »
On 14th August, a multiple hardware failure in one of the core network routers resulted in extended and widespread network and Internet access issues. Read the rest of this entry »
As most of you probably know, the Office 2013 Preview has been out for over a week now for testing by the general public. However, we do not recommend that you run Outlook 2013 Preview. Read the rest of this entry »
In light of the regularity of malware incidents, we have another security bulletin about Java and Windows Update.
Our security team have now seen machines on campus and on the readingConnect network running Java version 1.6.0_31 being compromised via a “Scalaxy” exploit kit. It’s only a matter of time before the exploit appears in other, more prevalent kits.
Java needs to be 1.6.0_33 or 1.7.0_5 (released on Patch Tuesday, 12 June) to be safe. IT Services automated script will now also upgrade Java 1.7.0_x if required, should you need this, please contact IT Services.
This month’s Patch Tuesday Microsoft updates included a fix for a Remote Desktop (RDP) exploit that could again be potentially used for a worm. People with RDP enabled on their PCs or Terminal Servers need to be patched as soon as possible.
There were also fixes for Internet Explorer that are being actively exploited. We have seen one attempt to exploit another IE vulnerability that has not been patched yet, but for which exploit code has been published.
Again, there has been another attempt at Phishing, sent to approximately 600 University Email recipients on 30 March. If you have received an email with the subject ‘eMail Alert!!!’ you should delete it immediately. Do not open it and do not click on any links in it. Read the rest of this entry »