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Antivirus Software Update: Trend Titanium Internet Security 2014

Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2014 is now available for Windows and Mac, for home use. This antivirus software is provided by McGill, free for full-time students, faculty and staff to install on their personal computers. Find information and instructions at: http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/antivirus  

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, Students, Antivirus
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Published on : 30 Oct 2013

Warning: Phishing email with subject "WEBMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE"

An email is currently circulating with the subject: "WEBMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE". A sample of this email is shown below.   Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published on : 29 Oct 2013

Change to Application/Renewal for McGill Username & Email for Affiliates process

In the past, non-McGill Staff who needed to access McGill IT Services had to print out a .pdf or .rtf form (Application/Renewal for McGill Username Credentials) and then email, fax, or mail it to IT Services.  This paper form has been replaced with an online form, Application/Renewal for McGill Username & Email for affiliates. The form must be filled out by a McGill employee who is acting as sponsor for the affiliate.  For more information, see:

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Published on : 17 Oct 2013

McGill email: .zip attachments containing .exe files will be quarantined

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.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2013

IT Security Alert: Financial Aid Email Phishing Scam

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Apply for Financial Aids", and Sender: "student.aid@mcgill.ca". A sample email is shown below.   Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2013

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus infecting computers

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.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2013

Warning: Scam email entitled "Annual Form ..." contains virus attachment

An email is currently circulating with the subject: "Annual Form - Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business" .  This message contains an attached .ZIP file that contains a virus.  If you receive this message, please delete it immediately.  DO NOT open the attachment!

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Published on : 10 Oct 2013

uApply launched for graduate applicants for Fall 2014 term

We are pleased to announce that uApply launched for graduate applicants for the Fall 2014 term today, Tuesday, October 1st at 9 a.m. The new application is working well and will facilitate a smooth application process for prospective McGill students; however, during the testing phase of the latest version of uApply some issues were discovered affecting the system’s administrative functionality. At present the following uApply features are unavailable: Modify the admissions checklist of an applicant (ex: Add/remove document requirement

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Published on : 01 Oct 2013

Web Management System upgrade coming Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

McGill IT Services introduced the Drupal-based Web Management System (WMS) about 2 ½ years ago, giving us a cleaner, more modern and better structured system to support our 650+ websites. Over the next few months we will be upgrading the software that runs our websites to Drupal version 7 so we can benefit from advances made by the Drupal open source community.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2013

Changes to the ICS Audiovisual Loans service – effective immediately

IT Customer Services (ICS) has made changes to the Audiovisual Equipment Loans service. The list of equipment available to lend has been restructured to better support McGill’s primary mandate of teaching/learning, research, administrative activities and directly-related activities.Hours of operation for AV loans have also changed. See complete details at Audiovisual Equipment Loans. IT Services is happy to be able to continue providing this service to the McGill community. Your support is much appreciated.

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Published on : 23 Aug 2013

Instructors: Sign up for lecture recording before classes begin

Lecture recording is available in over 50 classrooms, including all of the large lecture halls. Many of these rooms include video as well as audio capture. This service allows students to review material that was covered in class at their own pace; students have told us they find it to be extremely helpful.

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Published on : 12 Aug 2013

Power and network outage on lower Downtown Campus

Monday, August 5, 4:56pm - Hydro Quebec has restored the power to all of campus. Wireless and wired network connectivity is fully functional. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The lower Downtown Campus is currently experiencing a power outage and loss of wireless / wired network connectivity in some buildings. Hydro Quebec technicians are working on restoring power. Please check back here for further updates, or see Hydro Quebec's Twitter feed. 

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Published on : 05 Aug 2013

Access to Library Resources changing for hospital affliliates

As of July 1st, 2013, access to McGill electronic databases, e-journals and other e-resources is changing at McGill affiliated hospital sites in order to comply with the McGill University Library's licensing agreements. If you are affiliated with McGill as a faculty or staff member, or as a resident or student, you will be asked to log in using your McGill username and password to access the library’s electronic resources.

Published on : 19 Jun 2013

The guest.mcgill.ca campus wireless network has been decommissioned

As part of an ongoing effort to streamline services, the guest.mcgill.ca campus wireless network has been decommissioned. Guest users should now use one of the following two wireless networks to connect on campus: wpa.mcgill.ca mcgill.ca If you have a saved connection to guest.mcgill.ca, please delete it at your earliest convenience. Note: this change does not impact the guest.mcgill.ca network that is part of the McGill Residences wireless service. 

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Published on : 18 Jun 2013

Termination of Turnitin Service

A Message from the Office of the Dean of Students - Termination of Turnitin Service As of June 1, 2013, McGill University has ended its licensing agreement with Turnitin and the service is no longer available within myCourses. As always, McGill is fully committed to academic integrity, and to teaching students how to do ethical, honest, and effective academic work.

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Published on : 11 Jun 2013