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Phishing scam: "Library Account"

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that their library account has expired and to click on a fraudulent link to reactivate the account.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Wi-Fi Security” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, a course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Wi-Fi Security”. Register through myCourses. 

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Published on : 06 Dec 2016

Visual Schedule Builder upgrade - new features and a new look

Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is the tool that allows you to try out various course schedules, and preview your week in a visual calendar, before you register in Minerva. As of Tuesday, December 6, 2016, VSB will be upgraded with enhanced functionality and a new look & feel. These are the new features you'll notice:

Published on : 05 Dec 2016

SANS Video Library: Self-Registration Instructions

  The SANS Video Library is a security awareness program for all faculty and staff. This self-paced course includes a set of short educational videos, newsletters and quizzes on IT security. Each module identifies key behaviors that increase security risks to an organization and how we can address them.  To register for the SANS Video Library: 

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Published on : 02 Dec 2016

Conclusion of the Office 365 Portal Fall Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Office 365 Portal Photo Contest! The 3 photos that received the highest ratings were:  Redpath Museum lit up at night in the snow, submitted by Vahid Ghorbanian  Arts building with colorful trees and bikes in front, submitted by Hamed Rafezi  Arts building with leaves on the ground, submitted by Reza Tadayon   These 7 photos receive honorable mentions:

Published on : 25 Nov 2016

Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment ""Web Business Banking Support"

A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Web Business Banking Support or TD Commercial Support- New Notice Concerning Your Online Security".  A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

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Published on : 25 Nov 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Encryption” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Encryption”. Register through myCourses. 

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Anti-Phishing Program

Beginning November 23rd 2016, an automated email will be sent out whenever a change is made to sensitive data in your McGill record, including: SIN, Minerva PIN or Security Question, address, telephone number, payroll or student-related bank account information. Read More.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Only a few spots left for “Power Tools in the WMS”

Don’t miss out on the Web Service Group’s next special presentation: Power Tools in the WMS.   Only 8 spots remaining for this popular event as of this posting so hurry if you’d like to reserve one of the last seats available! Come see some of the powerful tools in the Web Management System – tools that allow you to build dynamic websites easily and effectively.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2016

IT Services Survey 2016 for Students

Starting on November 17, the IT Services 2016 survey for students will be open for submissions. All students (Undergrad, Grad, Continuing Studies, etc.) may participate in this survey. Some of you may have already received an invitation by email. Let us know how we’re doing and how we can continue to improve your experience with the IT services and technologies you use.  Go to survey >>  

Classified as : Students, Survey 2016
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Published on : 17 Nov 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Privacy” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Privacy”. Register through myCourses. 

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Published on : 08 Nov 2016

Phishing scam: "incoming messages are withheld ... exceeded bandwidth"

There is a phishing email circulating purporting to be from "Customized Language Programs - McGill - SCS", with a message telling users: "Some of your incoming messages are withheld because you have exceeded the bandwidth limit". The email asks users to CLICK Here to re-login and retrieve missing messages.

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Published on : 07 Nov 2016

Phishing scam: "Your November Salary Raise"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to your November salary increase. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to download documents.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2016

Hey McGill - Who's up for a Fall Photo Contest?

IT Services is looking to enhance our Office 365 portal login page with McGill campus-life photos. The Office 365 portal (https://portal.office.com) << shown here, is where hundreds of McGill people sign in daily to access email via Outlook on the web, OneDrive file storage, Yammer, Video @ McGill, and other free services for McGill students, faculty and staff.  What better way to showcase your talent and attract recognition from the whole McGill community?

Published on : 20 Oct 2016

VPN update: Cisco AnyConnect client update to version 4.2, October 26, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 there will be an update to the Cisco AnyConnect application, used to connect to McGill’s Virtual Private Network. This update is a maintenance release that includes enhancements and resolves some known issues with the earlier version. Windows and Linux: For Windows and Linux users, the new version, v4.2, will be automatically installed when you attempt to connect to securevpn.mcgill.ca.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2016