[Faccus] UPDATE: Change to Connect email attachments - August 5

Natasha Jennings njennings at uwaterloo.ca
Wed Aug 19 11:16:38 EDT 2015


Update: Zip file attachments will no longer be stripped from email messages received by Connect email clients. IST staff have implemented a more precise method of protecting Connect email clients from malicious email attachments.

When did this change take place? Tuesday, August 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Remember, under no circumstances should you open or extract unexpected zip files or run any files contained within the attachment.
Questions or concerns? Please contact the Security Operations Centre (SOC), soc at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:soc at uwaterloo.ca>.
Recipients of this message: ist-staff, isthd, sec-wg, admin-support, faccus, ctsc


Natasha Jennings
Communications Officer
Information Systems & Technology (IST)
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 ext. 47951
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From: Natasha Jennings
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:51 PM
To: ist-staff at lists.uwaterloo.ca; isthd at lists.uwaterloo.ca; sec-wg at lists.uwaterloo.ca; admin-support at lists.uwaterloo.ca; faccus at lists.uwaterloo.ca; ctsc at lists.uwaterloo.ca
Subject: Change to Connect email attachments - August 5

What is happening? Zip file attachments will be stripped from email messages received by Connect email clients.
Why is this happening? This policy change will better protect Connect email clients and their equipment from the malicious software often found within these types of email attachments. A similar policy exists for other files, including .exe files.
When is this happening? Late afternoon on Wednesday, August 5.
What is the impact? Connect email clients who receive a message that was sent with a .zip attachment will not see/receive the .zip file. Instead, a text file will be attached to the email message alerting the recipient that the .zip file was stripped from the email, as per the new policy.
Reminder: The Sendit service<https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/services/sendit/about-sendit> is available to members of the University community who need to send/transfer files securely.
Questions or concerns? Please contact the Security Operations Centre (SOC), soc at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:soc at uwaterloo.ca>.
Recipients of this message: ist-staff, isthd, sec-wg, admin-support, faccus, ctsc




Natasha Jennings
Information Systems & Technology
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567
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