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IT Security Awareness - Focus on Phishing

Thu, 2014-04-10 17:12

McGill IT Services has developed an online course to provide our community with guidance and resources to remain vigilant and resilient in the face of IT security threats. The first module of this course focuses on "phishing", the term used to describe various schemes used to lure unsuspecting people into divulging their personal information. You’ll learn ways to recognize phishing emails and how to identify fraudulent website addresses.

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Heartbleed vulnerability

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:39

You may have become aware, through media or other means, of a computer security vulnerability called Heartbleed that is affecting networks around the world.

This bug, which has existed since late 2011 but was only widely recognized this week, makes password and other sensitive data vulnerable to theft.

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Wireless certificate change - Friday, April 11 at 7am

Wed, 2014-04-09 18:05

The wireless certificate used by McGill University will be changed on Friday, April 11th at 7:00 am. The majority of devices should automatically re-authenticate to the wireless network and should not experience any loss of connectivity.

If you are presented with a certificate (or Windows Security) warning when connecting to McGill's wireless networks after the change, do one of the following:

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myCourses: minor update scheduled for April 30

Wed, 2014-04-09 10:23

A minor update will be applied to myCourses on April 30 from 12:00 am to 8:00 am. This update will build on the stability of the learning environment and add a few new features for both instructors and students, ranging from the ability to drag-and-drop files directly into the list of content, to replying inline within discussions.

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Outlook 2013 email issues

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:19

We are currently experiencing problems with Outlook 2013 email and calendar. Some users may have problems accessing their email and calendar, typing a message, or sending messages. We are working on resolving this issue and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mcgill.ca IT"

Fri, 2014-03-21 11:40

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mcgill.ca IT", and Sender: "IT Services". A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mail News Update!"

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:51

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mail News Update!", and Sender: "McGill University". A sample of the email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible.

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New software available from the McGill software site

Tue, 2014-03-18 14:17

The following software is now available from the McGill software licensing site:

  • Present Desktop Web Registration for license year (2014-2015)

New Software versions now available:

  • JMP 11 license year (Sept 2013 - Sept 2014)
  • Maple 17 license year (Nov 2013 – Nov 2014)

 

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myCourses experiencing intermittent problems

Thu, 2014-03-13 22:59

The myCourses Learning Management System, is currently experiencing intermittent network problems. Some users may not be able to access the system or navigation may be slow.

The system provider is looking into the issue and we hope it will be resolved as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - Subject: "Tax Refund"

Fri, 2014-02-28 10:19

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Tax Refund", and purported to be coming from Canada Revenue Agency (info [at] cra-arc [dot] gc [dot] ca)

Please delete this email immediately!

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