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[EPFSUG] FW: [Communication] Temporary Switch-off of the EP Public WI-FI Network. EP Private Wi-Fi Network Still Available.


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  • Subject: [EPFSUG] FW: [Communication] Temporary Switch-off of the EP Public WI-FI Network. EP Private Wi-Fi Network Still Available.
  • Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:37:16 +0000
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This just came in.  //Erik


From: ITEC Service Desk
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 8:33 AM
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Subject: [Communication] Temporary Switch-off of the EP Public WI-FI Network. EP Private Wi-Fi Network Still Available.

 

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Important!

 

Temporary Switch-off of the EP Public WI-FI Network. EP Private Wi-Fi Network Still Available.

 

Dear Users,

 

The Parliament has been subject for a man-in-the-middle attack, where a hacker has captured the communication between private smartphones and the public Wi-Fi of the Parliament (EP-EXT Network).

 

The consequence is that some individual mail-boxes have been compromised. All concerned users have already been contacted and asked to change their password.

 

As a precaution, the Parliament has therefore decided to switch-off the public Wi-Fi network until further notice, and we invite you to contact the ITEC Service Desk in order to install an EP software certificate on all the devices that you use to access the EP IT systems (email, etc..).

 

This certificate will allow you to connect in an automated and secured way to the EP Private Wi-Fi network. Should you have already installed a certificate on the mobile device that you are actually using, please note that no further action is required from your side.  

 

You should no longer accept connections through the public Wi-Fi of the Parliament, EP-EXT.

 

As a complementary security action, we also strongly advise you to change your EP's IT password as soon as possible, as well  as on any portable device that you own (in order to avoid to lock your EP's IT access because of contradictory passwords set on different devices).

 

On the medium term the Parliament will take additional measures to further secure the communication to the Parliament.

 

This kind of attack can be performed at any place where you are connecting through a Wi-Fi network (hotel lobby, airport, train station, etc.) and it is therefore important that you only accept to connect through known secure Wi-Fi networks. If you connect by error  to a network which cannot be considered secure it is also important in the future to immediately change your password again.

 

We also recommend you to revisit your need for sharing your personal user-id and passwords with other persons. Please do use rather other trusted facilities to share information such as the function delegation.

 

The ITEC Service Desk remains at your disposal for further questions or assistance about this matter (tel. 84300 or )

 

We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

With kind regards,  

 

 

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