Security

  • Update on Spectre/Meltdown issue

    Further to our previous post about the Spectre/Meltdown issue, we have now tested and released Windows updates to University computers. We strongly recommend that you install these updates as soon as possible. We are still working on solutions, together with...

  • Meltdown and Spectre - security issue in computer processors

    This alert is to provide guidance concerning the computer processor vulnerabilities being reported in the news. Meltdown/Spectre are vulnerabilities which allow code running on a device to access areas of memory it does not have permission to access. This can...

  • Phishing email being sent to users

    We have had reports that a phishing email with the subject line "Your email has been blacklisted" has been received in some users' inboxes. If you receive this email then please ignore and delete this. We have now made a...

  • Spam email being sent to users

    We have had reports that a spam email with the subject line "FW: Academic Dishonesty at Chinese U. of Hong Kong; professor and dean hiding dissertation" has been received in some users' inboxes. If you receive this email then please...

  • Security bug in Apple Mac High Sierra operating system

    Update from Apple, 16:40:  Apple have released a security update   which patches the vulnerability that allowed an attacker to bypass administrator authentication without supplying the administrator's password. It is essential that you install this update as soon as possible.  ...

  • New look for Single Sign-On service

    Following the scheduled maintenance to Single Sign-On, next Wednesday 11 October, the service will have a new look! When you login you will see an updated login screen, which is more in keeping with other University web pages. Logging on...

  • Statement about the Petya ransomware attacks

    It’s been widely reported that a new ransomware worm has been affecting a large number of companies around which has the appearance of the Petya ransomware, though it comes with new abilities to spread within networks. The bad news is...

  • Ransomware email: be vigilant

    There have been reports that an educational institution has been targetted by a ransomware email. It contains an attachment that, when opened, scrambles files on your computer and on shared drives. As a result of these reports, we recommend that...

  • Phishing attack change of name request.

    We are getting reports of a phishing email that has been sent to students and staff at the University. If you receive this email please be aware that it is fake. Please ignore it and delete it. If you have...