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Phishing scam: "Subject: Faculty And Staff Mailbox Alert."

Mon, 2014-12-22 11:30

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Faculty And Staff Mailbox Alert.". The message says that your password will expire in the next 2 days and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to validate your e-mail address and password. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. 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.

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Graduate Admissions System (GAP R0) maintenance - December 23 to January 19

Tue, 2014-12-23 16:00 - Mon, 2015-01-19 16:00

Please note that the archived Graduate Admissions System (GAP R0) will be unavailable from 4 pm Tuesday, December 23 to 4 pm Monday, January 19.

The GAP R0 system was the initial version of uApply, which is now only used by backend administrators. This closure will allow more system resources to support the new uApply system, which is used by current applicants to McGill's graduate programs. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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myMcGill portal downtime Saturday, December 20, from 10pm to 11pm

Sat, 2014-12-20 22:00 - 23:00

The myMcGill portal will be unavailable due to maintenance work on Saturday, December 20, from 10 pm to 11pm

During this period you will still be able to access major IT services, such as email and myCourses, using the links on When myMcGill is unavailable page.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: IT Help Desk"

Wed, 2014-12-17 15:22

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "IT Help Desk". The message says that your webmail has exceeded the 95% quota threshold and asks you to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. 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.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - December 23

Tue, 2014-12-23 17:30 - 20:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Tuesday, December 23, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 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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Phishing scam: "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!"

Mon, 2014-12-08 15:12

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!". The message says that your email password will expire and asks you to log into a fake IT Website. A sample of the email is shown below.

Please DO NOT click on the link. 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.

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Pension System users: if you use Firefox, you may see a warning message

Fri, 2014-12-05 16:33

Firefox users attempting to log into McGill’s pension site (http://www.mcgill.ca/hr/bp/pensions/access) might see a warning message stating "This Connection is Untrusted". The warning is displayed because the Mozilla organization hasn’t yet approved the security certificate used by the site.

Two workarounds are available:

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Required Components of Course Outlines and the Regulations Governing Student Assessments

Fri, 2014-12-05 13:49

For information about the required components of course outlines, the regulations governing student assessments (including multiple-choice examinations and midterm and final examinations) and University examination regulations,  please see the following websites:

Required Components of Course Outlines
www.mcgill.ca/tls/teaching/course-design/outline

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Check it before you click it!

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:44
Scam?

With holidays fast approaching, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people's vacation planning, online shopping, and expected package deliveries. Millions of phishing scam emails are being sent out daily, spoofing trusted brands, retailers, postal services, banks, stores, and more. Many of these emails look legitimate, and it gets harder to tell what's a real email, and what's a scam.

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "IT Service Desk Support"

Thu, 2014-12-04 09:50

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "IT Service Desk Support". It contains a link that appears to re-activate your email account, but it goes to a completely different URL. 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.

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