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

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:39

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mcgill.ca UPDTATE". The message text states "shutting down some accounts due to congestion", and asks you to click on a link to "UPDATE".

Please delete this email immediately! Do not click on the link. 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.

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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 periodically change passwords, we encourage you to reset 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, you are required to change your password.

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Inter-campus bus & residences wireless maintenance: Wednesday, May 14

Wed, 2014-05-14 05:00 - 07:00

Maintenance will be performed on the Inter-campus shuttle bus & REZ wireless networks on Wednesday, May 14, from 5:00 am to 7:00 am. You may be disconnected from the wireless network for approximately 15 minutes during the maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Your mailbox is almost full"

Fri, 2014-05-09 10:27

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "ITS help desk". The message text states "Your mailbox is almost full", and asks you to click on a link to increase your mailbox quota.

Please delete this email immediately! Do not click on the link. 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.

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Update: Security vulnerability in Internet Explorer could allow remote code execution

Mon, 2014-04-28 13:21

Update: May 5, 2014
Last week Microsoft released a Windows update to address the security vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  This update was remotely deployed to McGill's centrally-supported computers on Friday, May 2 via the Campus Windows Server Update System (WSUS). Note that Microsoft made the decision to also offer the update for Windows XP. You may be prompted to restart your computer.

Please be sure to run Windows Update on all computers that are not configured to automatically install updates from the WSUS, including your

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - June 25

Wed, 2014-06-25 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, June 25, between 4 pm and 6 pm. 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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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - June 18

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, June 18, between 4 pm and 6 pm. 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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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - June 11

Wed, 2014-06-11 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, June 11, between 4 pm and 6 pm. 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.

Source Site: /it

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - June 4

Wed, 2014-06-04 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, June 4, between 4 pm and 6 pm. 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.

Source Site: /it