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.
On Campus Security monitoring and threat tracking has revealed large-scale, targeted, SQL Injection attacks on the WPI Webmail and Hosted Wiki services.
Users of the Webmail and Wiki systems will now need to use the VPN in order to access them from off-campus.
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
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