There is currently a virus infecting computers via email attachments. In the latest fraud reported at McGill, the subject of the email is You have received a voice mail, and the attachment contains the virus.
If you receive any emails containing .ZIP file attachments, DO NOT open them.
Benjamiin Fung (Information Studies) will give this year's final DH work in progress talk.
An email is currently circulating with a password-protected .ZIP file as an attachment. A sample of this email is shown below.
Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.
Due to the continued threat of Cryptolocker and other similar malware infecting computers on campus, all email messages containing .zip attachments with an executable (.exe) file will be flagged as spam and quarantined by the Anti-Spam Service. Emails that are quarantined are not delivered to your Inbox.
Update - Friday, Oct 11, 2013:
To prevent the spread of CryptoLocker virus and other malware, McGill IT is quarantining all .ZIP attachments that contain .EXE files.
IT Services is now offering a new antivirus and online threat protection software: Titanium Internet Security for Mac, available for all Mac operating systems from OS X 10.5.8 and up. This includes the latest version of Mac OS X 10.8.
In addition to basic features such as protection from viruses, spyware, and malware, it can protect you from phishing scams, block / warn you about unsafe websites or links, and has customizable parental controls so you can restrict children’s Internet access.