FALSE "Microsoft Support Calls" SCAM

UIT Information Security Office has received reports that false Microsoft support phone calls (currently a large, global scam) have recently targeted some members of the York community. Scammers, pretending to be from "Microsoft Support", try to fool people into believing that something is wrong with their computers and ask for remote access. They might offer […]

"Copyright Infringement" Notice Being Sent by UIT Information Security

UIT Information Security will be sending out the following email (from to affected York community members. This is a legitimate email. There will also be an attachment that outlines the complaint. Subject: Notice of copyright infringement related to your Internet activity (username: xxxxx) York University has received a notice from a content owner that […]

Microsoft Internet Explorer Vulnerabilty

Microsoft has released a security advisory for a zero-day vulnerability that affects all versions of Internet Explorer. There is currently no patch available for this vulnerability and Microsoft has not provided a date for the release of the patch. More details on the security advisory can be found at Until a patch is released, […]

Computer Security Awareness Training for York U Student

The purpose of this short training is to improve your on-line experience by providing information and tools to help protect your information. We believe that keeping your personal information safe is a shared responsibility and we hope you can gain valuable knowledge from this training. After you complete the tutorial, you will automatically be entered […]

Remote Desktop Disabled; Secure Connection Required

Please be advised that as a result of a recent Microsoft vulnerability notice MS12-020[1], and in order to better secure the University's computing systems and data, York University's network will no longer allow insecure connections using Windows Remote Desktop, from outside York. This change is expected to impact very few, but will affect those who […]