Frank and up-front

There was the usual ducking and covering yesterday as universities did not respond to reported security breach warnings from UK provider of HR software, PageUp.

Honourable exceptions are, the University of Tasmania, which warned people who had successfully applied for jobs in the last few months that their details might be exposed (CMM yesterday). The University of Melbourne also spoke up, saying no breaches were obvious but people who might be effected should change passwords. As did the University of Adelaide, which states it isn’t aware of “fraudulent activity” and that it “has strong assurances” from PageUp that there is no current security risk. However, UniAdelaide does suggest that people in contact with the university via PageUp change their passwords.


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