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McGill IT Security Awareness: “IT Staff” – 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, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “IT Staff”.  Already registered? Access the SANS Video library.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2017

Teams icon on Office 365 menu

The icon for Microsoft Teams has been added to the Office 365 waffle menu. Unfortunately, Microsoft Teams is not yet available for the educational market, so if you select this icon you will see a message indicating that you do not have access. It is unknown at this time whether Teams will be made available under McGill's license. We thank you for your understanding.   Related links Index of Documentation on Office 365  

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Published on : 15 Mar 2017

Phishing scam: "1 New Message"

There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "1 New Message". This email prompts users to renew their McGill account information in order not to lose access to their email services. Users are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update their account information. See an example of this phishing message below. 

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Published on : 15 Mar 2017

RESOLVED: McGill Marketplace unavailable

RESOLVED: The McGill Marketplace is now available. Original announcement, March 13: Due to system issues, the McGill MarketPlace is currently experiencing issues and is unavailable. We are working towards a resolution and apologize for the inconvenience.

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Published on : 14 Mar 2017

Enhanced security on McGill Network

For the continual improvement to our network service, and to meet McGill’s evolving administrative and research security requirements, McGill IT Services will be increasing network filtering focused on threat protection. This increased security measure will restrict access to the following services, such that they may only be accessed from an authenticated VPN connection or from the McGill internal network:

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Published on : 09 Mar 2017

Phishing scam: "Library Account"

There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "Library Account". This email prompts users to re-new their McGill account information in order not to lose access to library and other campus services. Users are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update their account information. See an example of this phishing message below. 

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Published on : 03 Mar 2017

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

The SANS Video Library, a course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness  program, includes a set of short videos, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Help Desk”.  Already registered? Access the SANS Video library.

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Published on : 22 Feb 2017

Phishing scam: "Your McGill University account Expired...."

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It prompts users to re-new their McGill University account certificate and to click on a fraudulent link to update their record. See an example of this phishing message below. 

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Security warning: Spam messages with offensive subject lines

Several spam emails containing offensive subject lines and no content in the actual email body have been reported.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Spam
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Published on : 13 Feb 2017

Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment "Past Due Invoice"

A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Past Due Invoice".  A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2017

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Data Retention” – 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, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Data Retention”.  Already registered? Access the SANS Video library.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017

McGill IT Security Awareness: “PCI DSS” – 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, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “PCI DSS”.  Already registered? Access the SANS Video library.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2017

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Cloud” – 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, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Cloud”.  Already registered? Access the SANS Video library.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2017

Phishing scam: "Campus Security Police Alert"

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that there has been a security concern on Campus, and to click on a fraudulent link to read and follow the protocol. See an example of this phishing message below. 

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Published on : 10 Jan 2017

IT Security Reminder: Log off after using computers on campus

McGill IT Services would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of logging off from your Windows session on all campus computers, including podium PCs used during teaching sessions. Leaving a computer with your personal Windows session open can allow subsequent users to access your McGill personal network storage (e.g. your P: or R: drive) and to open and send email messages from your McGill email account using the Outlook application on that computer. When you have finished using a public computer, be sure to do the following:

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Published on : 09 Jan 2017