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KRACK Attack: Serious flaw in WiFi Protected Access II (WPA2) has been discovered

Published: 17Oct2017

A vulnerability with WiFi protected access II (WPA2) has been identified. The form of attack has been labeled KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs). What does this mean?

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Published: 16Oct2017

Cyber Security is everyone’s business! As such, McGill’s IT Services is offering a number of activities over the coming weeks as an opportunity to help raise awareness about cyber security and the...

Phishing scam: "McGill Incoming Mail On hold."

Published: 10Oct2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "McGill Incoming Mail On hold." and signature "McGillUniversity Team Privacy Policy | Customer Support, ©2017 Office 365...

Phishing scam: "Confirm your account."

Published: 6Oct2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject  "Confirm your account.". The message states that the recipient's account has been locked due to a verification process...

McGill's Office 365 Exchange Email moves from U.S. - based data centers to Canadian soil

Published: 3Oct2017

Last year McGill accepted an offer from Microsoft to move our existing Office 365 content from their U.S. data centers to their newly enabled Canadian data centers. Although using Microsoft's cloud...

Phishing scam: "The McGill University Update!!"

Published: 3Oct2017

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "The McGill University Update!!". The message states that the recipient's anti-virus expires in 1hr 35mins and asks them...

End of support for Office 2007 - no access to email on Office 365 after October 31, 2017

Published: 27Sep2017

Microsoft has announced it is ending support for Office 2007 as of October 10, 2017. This means there will be no support for technical issues or bug fixes and no security updates for...

Phishing scam: "Shared Important e-Documents attached to you"

Published: 27Sep2017

There are a variety of phishing emails circulating at McGill designed to look like valid document sharing notifications. One variation contains the subject "Shared Important e-Documents attached to...

Phishing scam: "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box"

Published: 27Sep2017

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box". The message talks about backing up your E-mail to Office 365and invites the...

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