Security Restrictions for WPI Unix Webmail and Wiki Sites

To mitigate security issues; users will need to use the VPN to access Webmail(Unix Squirrelmail) and WPI Hosted Wiki Sites(MediaWiki: wiki.wpi.edu) from off-campus systems.

This news post has 1 update

Why

On Campus Security monitoring and threat tracking has revealed large-scale, targeted, SQL Injection attacks on the WPI Webmail and Hosted Wiki services.

Impact

Users of the Webmail and Wiki systems will now need to use the VPN in order to access them from off-campus.

Action Needed

Please use the VPN when trying to access Webmail or WPI Hosted Wiki Sites: See our instructions for Using the VPN.


Timeline & Updates

End: 8 September 2016, 11:00 AM

VPN Requirement Lifted

The security issues have been resolved, and normal operations have resumed.

Posted: 3 September 2016, 11:30 AM

Start: 3 September 2016, 10:00 AM

Status

Completed


Timing

From

Saturday

3 September 2016

10:00 AM

To

Thursday

8 September 2016

11:00 AM

Posted

3 September 2016, 11:30 AM


Audience

Faculty Staff Students


Related Component

Web Client