Security

  • 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...

  • Guidance on protection against ransomware

    Due to the ransomware attacks on the NHS and many other organisations as reported in the world media, we have provided some guidance to protect your personal devices (including ones you have at home) against similar attacks. If you have...

  • Update: WannaCrypt Ransomware

    This is an update about the WannaCrypt Ransomware virus that we blogged about earlier. We have discovered several new variants of the WannaCrypt Ransomware virus. Please be aware that we are doing everything we can to keep the University community...