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==Announcements==
 
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<dt>[[mail.ece.ubc.ca down (Oct 10, 2013)]]
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<dd>The ECE mail server was down from 4 am to 11:50Apologies for any inconvenience.
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<dt>[[Replacement of McAfee Encryption Management Service]]
<dt>[[Spam/phishing/mail delivery problems (Apr 2013)|Spam/phishing/mail delivery problems (Apr 15, 2013; updated May 21, 2013)]]
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<dd>Until recently, UBCIT has been using the McAfee Encryption Management Service to help keep track of the keys used to encrypt the storage devices of many computers at ECE running Windows. UBCIT has retired this service and is now using new tools for key management.  In some cases, implementation of the change will require IT staff to briefly access your computer and make some changes to its configurationIT staff will be contacting affected users to arrange a convenient time for this. As always,
<dt>[[Spear phishing attack]]
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<dd>Fraudsters have been launching a spear-phishing attack against ECE and FAS e-mail usersPlease disregard messages asking you to log in on non-ECE and unencrypted websitesIf you have fallen for the scam, change your password immediately. [[Spear phishing attack|Learn more…]]
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* Any e-mail announcement regarding your ECE account should cross-reference a website with *.ece.ubc.ca in the URL.  You should be suspicious of any message that does not.
<dt>[[mirrors.ece.ubc.ca down (Aug 23, 2013)]]
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<dd>The [http://mirrors.ece.ubc.ca ECE mirror] server was down due to a hardware failure.
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* Never reveal your password to any personIT Services staff will never ask you for your password.
<dt>[[Spam/phishing/mail delivery problems (Apr 2013)|Spam/phishing/mail delivery problems (Apr 15, 2013; updated May 21, 2013)]]
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<dd>One ECE user's account was compromised after divulging his/her password in a phishing attack, and was used to send spamAs a result of this incident, mail from ECE is currently being rejected by some e-mail providers, including GMail, Hotmail, and Comcast.
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* All legitimate ECE services will use encrypted connections for logging in.  (HTTPS, SSH, and IMAPS are examples of secure protocols.) Any service that asks you to enter your ECE password over an unencrypted HTTP connection or to send your password by e-mail is fraudulent.
<dt>[[End-of-Life for Matlab old license servers: fs6 and service (Jan 2013)]]
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<dd>Please note that the license servers on fs6 (for research) and on service (for classroom use) are going to retire soon. Please point your software to the following aliases: matlabr-lm  (for research) and matlabt-lm (for teaching).
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* If in doubt about a suspicious message purporting to be from UBC or ECE IT Services, we encourage you to ask us.
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<dt>[[Kaiser power outage (February 20, 2021)]]
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<dd>There is a power outage planned for the Kaiser building on Saturday, February 20, from 10 am to 2 pm. This outage is necessary as part of the MacLeod construction project.
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<dt>[[File and mail migration (2020)]]
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<dd>In October and November 2020, ECE IT will be performing migrations of two major systems that will affect ECE users.  A file migration involves some disruption during each user's cutover periodThe ECE e-mail migration will happen seamlessly and with negligible disruption for the majority of users.
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<dt>[[File Migration (2021)]]
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<dd>Throughout April, May, and June 2021, ECE IT is replacing our file server, which is used to store the home directories of ECE accounts as well as some other files.  
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Latest revision as of 13:40, 26 July 2021

ECE Information Technology Services

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HOWTOs for the ECE teaching community

Announcements

Replacement of McAfee Encryption Management Service
Until recently, UBCIT has been using the McAfee Encryption Management Service to help keep track of the keys used to encrypt the storage devices of many computers at ECE running Windows. UBCIT has retired this service and is now using new tools for key management. In some cases, implementation of the change will require IT staff to briefly access your computer and make some changes to its configuration. IT staff will be contacting affected users to arrange a convenient time for this. As always,
  • Any e-mail announcement regarding your ECE account should cross-reference a website with *.ece.ubc.ca in the URL. You should be suspicious of any message that does not.
  • Never reveal your password to any person. IT Services staff will never ask you for your password.
  • All legitimate ECE services will use encrypted connections for logging in. (HTTPS, SSH, and IMAPS are examples of secure protocols.) Any service that asks you to enter your ECE password over an unencrypted HTTP connection or to send your password by e-mail is fraudulent.
  • If in doubt about a suspicious message purporting to be from UBC or ECE IT Services, we encourage you to ask us.
Kaiser power outage (February 20, 2021)
There is a power outage planned for the Kaiser building on Saturday, February 20, from 10 am to 2 pm. This outage is necessary as part of the MacLeod construction project.
File and mail migration (2020)
In October and November 2020, ECE IT will be performing migrations of two major systems that will affect ECE users. A file migration involves some disruption during each user's cutover period. The ECE e-mail migration will happen seamlessly and with negligible disruption for the majority of users.
File Migration (2021)
Throughout April, May, and June 2021, ECE IT is replacing our file server, which is used to store the home directories of ECE accounts as well as some other files.