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Software Licensing site maintenance - November 25, 7am

Tue, 2014-11-25 07:00 - 09:00

McGill's Software Licensing site (www.mcgill.ca/software) will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation on Tuesday, November 25, between 7 - 9am. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

The Software Licensing site is part of McGill's campus software program, providing easy access to centrally licensed software used in teaching, research and administration at the University.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing scam "Suspicious Activity - Security Email Alert"

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:02

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Suspicious Activity - Security Email Alert". The message says that your account has been used from a different location, and you need to verify your account withing 48 hours. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Email with subject "Internal ONLY" contains malware attachment

Thu, 2014-11-13 17:21

A fraudulent email is circulating with the subject line: "Internal ONLY". It has a ZIP file attachment that contains a trojan malware.  

Please DO NOT open the attached ZIP file. Delete this email immediately!

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IT Security Alert: Phishing scam targeting myMcGill portal

Fri, 2014-11-07 17:00

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Portal Access". The message says that your portal access is expiring and offers a link to click. A sample of the email is shown below.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - November 7

Fri, 2014-11-07 14:30 - 17:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Friday, November 7, from 2:30pm to 5pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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Phishing Scam from "RBC Express"; Subject: Important Notice for all RBC Express Online Users

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:52

A phishing attempt is circulating purporting to come from RBC Express (Royal Bank of Canada), with the Subject: "Important Notice for all RBC Express Online Users". It seems to be targeted to McGill staff and asks recipients to sign in using their RBC login credentials. 

Please delete this email immediately! It is a phishing scam.

If you have received the message and attempted to log in, please contact Peter Guertin, in McGill Financial Services, ASAP so that he can freeze the account and take the appropriate action.

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Online Surveys (surveys.mcgill.ca) maintenance: Tuesday, Oct 28 9pm-midnight

Tue, 2014-10-28 21:00 - 23:59

McGill's Online Surveys (surveys.mcgill.ca) will be unavailable for about 30 minutes during the maintenance window on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 between 9pm and midnight.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

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Warning: CryptoLocker Virus is back again - don't open attachments

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:20
CryptoLocker

There is currently a virus infecting computers via email attachments.  In the latest fraud reported at McGill, the subject of the email is You have received a voice mail, and the attachment contains the virus.

If you receive any emails containing .ZIP file attachments, DO NOT open them.

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Phishing Scam from "RBC Express", Subject: User Roles Waiting for Approval

Wed, 2014-10-08 14:08

A phishing attempt is circulating purporting to come from RBC Express (Royal Bank of Canada), with the Subject: "User Roles Waiting For Approval". It seems to be targeted to McGill staff and asks recipients to sign in using their RBC login credentials. 

Please delete this email immediately!

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myCourses short maintenance Monday, September 29 at 3am

Mon, 2014-09-29 03:00 - 03:15

The myCourses system will be unavailable due to a short maintenance on Monday, September 29, from 3 am to 3:10 am.

We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

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