News

January 18, 2016

Campus was the target of a phishing email purporting to be from the U.S. Dept of Labor and asking for users to update their employment records. Beware of emails with the subject line "Record Update".

January 15, 2016

The 2016 tax filing season is upon us, beware of messages requesting personal information to be updated online to make your "refund easier".
Phishing message purporting to be from DHL and requesting package delivery confirmation contains links to malware infected website.

January 6, 2016

Several people on campus fell for this phish, which directed the recipient to a fake CalNet login page where credentials were stolen. Beware of tax related phishing exploits, like this one, during this time of year.

January 2, 2016

This spear phishing attack was targeted to campus academic staff. The recipient was asked to share access to research articles, but the embedded link was routed to a fake CalNet login page.

January 1, 2016

This is a forgery example of a commonly used service provider, PayPal. The intent is to fool the recipient into clicking the link directed to a malware infected webpage.

December 15, 2015

A remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in Joomla versions 1.5.0 to version 2.4.5. Exploits for this vulnerability have been observed in the wild. Patches are available and users are advised to upgrade immediately.

December 10, 2015

This phishing message was forged to appear to come from the UCB Human Resources office. Beware of "URGENT" message from HR concerning "Your New Salary Notification".

November 13, 2015

A serious vulnerability in Apache Commons, a library that contains a widely used set of Java components maintained by the Apache Software Foundation, puts thousands of Java applications and servers at risk of remote code execution attacks.

November 3, 2015

As part of a UC system-wide effort to address the increasing threats to the security of our information systems and data, a comprehensive security awareness training program is being rolled out by UCOP for all staff and faculty.

October 1, 2015

You may have noticed changes to the Information Security and Policy website beginning October 1st!

We've migrated our site to the Open Berkeley platform. The new site includes:

September 22, 2015

On October 20th, 2015, the CalNet login page will undergo important cosmetic and security changes. Read the announcement and preview the new look before the change!

June 1, 2015

Effective July 14th, 2015 Microsoft is discontinuing extended support for its Windows Server 2003 operating system. Please read our bulletin to prevent your Windows Server 2003 systems from being blocked on campus networks.

May 8, 2015

Learn how to detect the authentic CalNet login page and avoid entering your CalNet credentials on bogus web sites!

March 12, 2015

Alex Stamos, Yahoo’s Vice President of Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer, will present "Ethics and Opportunities in Cybersecurity" at Banatao Auditorium (Room 310), in Sutardja Dai Hall (the CITRIS building) on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:30am. Register now!

November 19, 2014

Beginning this December, Information Security and Policy will launch the SANS Securing the Human Phishing project. Approximately each month for one year we will send out a simulated phishing email that looks and smells like a real phish.

October 15, 2014

A critical vulnerability that can be exploited remotely without authentication has been discovered in Drupal 7.

October 14, 2014

A major flaw, dubbed POODLE, has been discovered by Google in the design of SSL version 3.0.

September 24, 2014

A remotely exploitable flaw has been discovered in GNU Bash that allows code execution through specially-crafted environment variables.

August 22, 2014

Charlie Miller, of the Application Security Team at Twitter, will present "Failures of the InfoSec Community" and "Getting Owned in 100 Different Ways" at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, on October 17, 2014. Register now!