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Use wpa.mcgill.ca for a secure, encrypted wireless connection

If you are still connecting to the McGill Wireless Network using the unencrypted SSID (network name): “mcgill.ca” you should instead configure your laptops, smartphones and other devices to connect using the WPA (Wi-Fi protected Access) protocol: “wpa.mcgill.ca”. Find step-by-step instructions at: http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/wireless

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Published on : 14 Jun 2012

EMAIL ALERT - Fake email with Subject "Abuse. Your email is blacklisted".

An email is circulating with the Subject: "Abuse. Your email is blacklisted" and a link containing malicious files. Please delete this email without clicking any links.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2012

Warning: Phishing attempt via mailed DVD

A non-email form of phishing attack is being launched at education institutions. Victims are sent a physical (snail) mail, not email, indicating a possible security issue they should be aware of. Details are supposedly included on an enclosed DVD. If you receive such a DVD, DO NOT insert it into your computer. Report the incident to infosec@mcgill.ca immediately.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2012

LinkedIn passwords compromised – are your passwords secure?

As you may have heard in the news, LinkedIn has confirmed that over 6 million user passwords have been compromised and posted online. While it does not appear that associated email addresses were included in the leaked data, there is still a risk if you use the same password across many sites, including the McGill and your home network.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2012

New class schedule builder coming soon

Starting in early June Visual Schedule Builder (VSB), a web-based application, will be available to help you build your personal class schedule. No more struggling to fit the courses you want into a conflict-free schedule.

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Published on : 14 May 2012

New McGill.ca home page coming soon

We'll soon be launching a brand new home page for McGill.ca that should make it easier for you to find what you're looking for - and avoid what you aren't. Find out what's changing (and why it's better).

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Published on : 02 Mar 2012

New WiFi access to McGill network from MUHC

As of March 1, 2012, McGill students, faculty and staff working at the MUHC will be able to access McGill's network via wireless connectivity. See the full announcement for details.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2012

Stay safe when using your mobile device: Mobile Security Campaign 2012

Smartphones and tablets are almost always "online" making them vulnerable to all sorts of malware and phishing scams. Don’t be the victim of malicious hackers. Learn some simple protection measures for your mobile devices - the focus of the 2012 Information Security campaign.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2012

McGill urgent announcements on your computer

In line with the recommendations of the Jutras Report, we’re working hard to improve every our emergency communications planning. To help, on Jan. 31 we’ll launch new software called Alertus that allows us to send pop-up announcements to your computer if an urgent situation arises. People using laptops, Macs or non-ICS-supported desktops will need to install this software manually.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2012

Postal code changes

In fall 2011 Canada Post changed the postal codes for a number of buildings on the McGill downtown campus as part of a large-scale changeover. Additional McGill buildings will receive new postal codes in the future.

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Published on : 24 Jan 2012

Coming soon - MUHC to provide access to McGill resources over the wireless network

One of the IT challenges over the last several years has been providing McGill faculty members, students, staff and researchers access to McGill resources when they are at the MUHC. There will soon be a solution...

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Published on : 23 Jan 2012

WiFi now available on all inter-campus shuttle buses

WiFi has now been installed on bus #265. This completes the implementation of wireless connectivity on all inter-campus shuttle buses.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2012

Are you protected from security threats on your home / personal computers?

Install or update your McGill-provided antivirus solution today. It's FREE!

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Published on : 16 Jan 2012

Update: Minerva (and Banner INB), myMcGill portal connectivity issues

Minerva and Banner INB, as well as the myMcGill portal, will be unavailable for 30 minutes to resolve the ongoing connectivity issues reported earlier. Original announcement: Minerva and Banner INB are temporarily experiencing high levels of traffic, slowing response times and in some cases causing connection timeouts.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2012

NEW: Free Wi-Fi on McGill inter-campus shuttle buses

With the new year brings a new IT service - wireless connectivity is now available on inter-campus shuttle buses. See the service description in the IT Knowledge Base for full details: http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/wirelessbus

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Published on : 09 Jan 2012