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Alumni: reset your McGill Password

Wed, 2014-05-14 10:26

Back in April, you may have heard of the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. Since it is always a good practice to update your passwords periodically, we encourage you to change your McGill Password at this time. 

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Heartbleed: reset your McGill Password

Wed, 2014-05-14 10:26

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay

If you are a McGill staff member or resource account sponsor, you are required to change your password and that of the resource accounts you manage.

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Security vulnerability in Internet Explorer could allow remote code execution

Mon, 2014-04-28 13:21

In response to a newly announced vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser, there is need for heightened security awareness when accessing the web.

The vulnerability affects ALL versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft is working on a fix for the vulnerability. If you still use Windows XP, keep in mind that no patch will be available since Microsoft ended support for the operating system on April 8, 2014. Attackers have been using this vulnerability to execute code on vulnerable systems simply by convincing users to browse to a malicious website.

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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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