Please share this with your staff and faculty who may be on campus on Sunday, May 3
The UBC wireless service at the UBC campuses and the IAP service at the UBC Vancouver campus will sporadically be unavailable on May 03, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. due to annual infrastructure maintenance. This will affect ubcsecure, ubcvisitor, ubcprivate and eduroam networks at all UBC Vancouver campuses, including all teaching hospitals.
IT has issued a security bulletin regarding the issue of Java vulnerability. Java is a development language and framework widely used in websites and applications. Many of UBC’s enterprise applications like the Learning Management System and the Student Information System use Java – these systems are safe to use, and must be accessed with a browser that has the Java plugin enabled. However, to protect against attack from websites of unverified origin, IT advises using two separate web browsers for different uses.
A designated browser with Java enabled, to access enterprise UBC systems and other trusted websites, and
Another browser set as the default browser with the Java plugin disabled for all other web sites
Held all over the world on Jan. 28 every year, Data Privacy Day empowers people to protect their privacy and the privacy of others. On Jan. 28, 2013, please take a few minutes to learn about the privacy issues that affect you and what you can do to protect yourself and the data you manage.
On Sept. 4, UBC Mobile was successfully launched – making it easier to access the UBC website on smartphones and tablets.
Currently, the UBC Mobile platform consists of several core services, including: a campus map, staff and faculty directory, dining listings, news, transit schedule, event listings, emergency information and more.
This is just the first step towards creating a better UBC mobile experience for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors. UBC IT plan to continue developing new features and important updates to the mobile website to foster and develop greater UBC community interaction.
To view the UBC Mobile website in action, visit m.ubc.ca on your smartphone or tablet.