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Antivirus Software: new versions available for Windows & Mac

Thu, 2015-08-20 16:30

The latest versions of McGill-provided FREE antivirus software, Trend Micro Internet Security 10 for Windows & Antivirus for Mac 2016 are now available.

If your personal computer/laptop isn’t already protected by antivirus software (or you’re using an older version), we urge you to install one of the new versions without delay!

All McGill University full-time faculty, staff, and students can download and install Trend Micro antivirus software for use on their personal computers.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Outlook/Login-Mail"

Mon, 2015-06-01 10:22

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Outlook/Login-Mail". The message says that some incoming emails are blocked, and that you need to unlock them. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Dear mcgill.ca Email User"

Mon, 2015-06-01 10:22

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Subject: Dear mcgill.ca Email User". The message says that we are updating our email database due to upcoming firewall upgrade and that you need to revalidate your email account to avoid it being deleted. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Your Account will be Temporary Suspended"

Wed, 2015-05-20 09:56

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Subject: Your Account will be Temporary Suspended". The message says that your mailbox is running out of data storage and will be suspended, and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to upgrade / add more data space. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: RE: Faculty/Staff/ Student"

Tue, 2015-05-12 16:51

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "RE: Faculty/Staff/ Student". The message says that your mail settings are out of date and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to update your mailbox. A sample of the email is shown below.

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McGill’s phishing expedition

Thu, 2015-03-12 14:52

Educating computer users on the consequences of phishing is a challenge, especially since cybercriminals develop more sophisticated-looking emails and schemes every day. We’re all incredibly busy and bombarded with emails; even the most tech-savvy among us have fallen into their trap.Last week, IT Services phished all faculty and staff members of the McGill community. Yesterday, March 11, they did it again. Some people ask why is this necessary?

Read the full McGill Reporter article →

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It's time for a phishing expedition

Tue, 2015-02-17 17:04

Periodically, IT Services will send out mock phishing emails to the McGill community as part of a proactive approach to increase awareness of the dangers of phishing. Users who click on a link in one of these emails will be redirected to a page informing them that they have participated in a phishing awareness exercise, and will be encouraged to learn how to identify and avoid falling victim to these types of scams.

Don’t want to wait and risk taking the bait? Sign up now for IT Services’ online Security Awareness training, or read more about spotting phishing scams:

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Phishing scam: "RE: ITSUPPORT"

Wed, 2015-01-28 09:41

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "RE: ITSUPPORT". The message says that your email will be blocked and you are advised to verify your email account by clicking on a fraudulent website. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Faculty And Staff Mailbox Alert."

Mon, 2014-12-22 11:30

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Faculty And Staff Mailbox Alert.". The message says that your password will expire in the next 2 days and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to validate your e-mail address and password. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: IT Help Desk"

Wed, 2014-12-17 15:22

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "IT Help Desk". The message says that your webmail has exceeded the 95% quota threshold and asks you to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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