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VPN users: Update Cisco AnyConnect client to version 4.1 by March 31

After March 31, 2016 there will be a change on the Virtual Private Network, which will require version 4.1 or higher of the Cisco AnyConnect client software on Windows, Mac OS v10.8 and higher, and mobile devices. For those using Mac OS v10.7 or earlier, please contact the IT Service Desk; you will need to use the L2TP over IPSec security protocol.

Before March 31

If you have an old version of the Cisco AnyConnect client (you have connected to VPN in the past, but not recently):

Published: 22Mar2016

Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment

A series of fraudulent emails containing malware attachments have been reported that use a different variations of a subject related to an order/invoice, for example "Invoice ", "Order Status #xxxxxxx" or "Notification from XXXX". A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

Published: 21Mar2016

Phishing scam: Spam with possible malicious attachment

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Confirmation #". It urges the recipient to open a possibly malicious attachment. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 18Mar2016

Phishing scam: "Web Email Interface Notice"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Web Email Interface Notice". It urges the recipient to click a link and then enter email and password details. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 17Mar2016

Phishing scam: "Compromised McGill Username and McGill Password"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised McGill Username and McGill Password". It urges the recipient to click a link to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 9Mar2016

Connect with regular Skype users directly from Skype for Business!

As of March 2016, IT Services has made the Skype Federation feature available to members of the McGill community. This feature allows you to add people to your Skype for Business contact list even if they are using regular Skype.

Published: 8Mar2016

Minerva/Banner/uApply monthly downtime for August 2016

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Minerva, Banner and uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) will be unavailable from Saturday, August 6 at 10 pm to Sunday, August 7 at 12 pm, during scheduled monthly maintenance.

Minerva/Banner/uApply monthly downtime for July 2016

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10Jul201612:00

Minerva, Banner and uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) will be unavailable from Saturday, July 9 at 10 pm to Sunday, July 10 at 12 pm, during scheduled monthly maintenance.

Minerva/Banner/uApply monthly downtime for June 2016

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12Jun201602:00

Minerva, Banner and uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) will be unavailable from Saturday, June 11 at 10 pm to Sunday, June 12 at 2 am, during scheduled monthly maintenance.

Minerva/Banner/uApply monthly downtime for May 2016

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15May201602:00

Minerva, Banner and uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) will be unavailable from Saturday, May 14 at 10 pm to Sunday, May 15 at 2 am, during scheduled monthly maintenance.

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