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Clickers are going web-based!

Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) is excited to announce that McGill will be transitioning from physical clickers to web-based student response systems for the Fall 2016 semester. These systems allow students to respond from a personal device (smartphone, tablet, laptop).

While the vendor will be determined in the coming months, TLS has been piloting four systems and obtaining feedback from students and instructors to help in the selection process.

Published: 30Mar2016

Using a public computer? Check for keyloggers first!

Whether you're using a public computer at McGill, a cafe, library, hotel, or even left your own laptop unattended for a short period of time, you should always inspect it to ensure that no keylogger devices have been attached. A keylogger is a tiny device that logs every key you press on your keyboard. It can capture personal messages, passwords, credit card numbers, and everything else you type. 

Published: 22Mar2016

VPN users: Update Cisco AnyConnect client to version 4.1 by March 31

After March 31, 2016 there will be a change on the Virtual Private Network, which will require version 4.1 or higher of the Cisco AnyConnect client software on Windows, Mac OS v10.8 and higher, and mobile devices. For those using Mac OS v10.7 or earlier, please contact the IT Service Desk; you will need to use the L2TP over IPSec security protocol.

Before March 31

If you have an old version of the Cisco AnyConnect client (you have connected to VPN in the past, but not recently):

Published: 22Mar2016

Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment

A series of fraudulent emails containing malware attachments have been reported that use a different variations of a subject related to an order/invoice, for example "Invoice <random set of numbers>", "Order Status #xxxxxxx" or "Notification from XXXX". A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

Published: 21Mar2016

Phishing scam: Spam with possible malicious attachment

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Confirmation #<some random set of numbers>". It urges the recipient to open a possibly malicious attachment. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 18Mar2016

Phishing scam: "Web Email Interface Notice"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Web Email Interface Notice". It urges the recipient to click a link and then enter email and password details. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 17Mar2016

Wired and Wireless Network Switch Maintenance, Mar. 11 (Day 10)

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IT Services will be performing maintenance on the network switches in the areas below on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6:00 am to 6:15 am. Users connected via wired or wireless network will lose connectivity.

Wired and Wireless Network Switch Maintenance, Mar. 10 (Day 9)

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IT Services will be performing maintenance on the network switches in the areas below on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 6:00 am to 6:15 am. Users connected via wired or wireless network will lose connectivity.

Phishing scam: "Compromised McGill Username and McGill Password"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised McGill Username and McGill Password". It urges the recipient to click a link to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 9Mar2016

Minerva/Banner/uApply monthly downtime for August 2016

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Minerva, Banner and uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) will be unavailable from Saturday, August 6 at 10 pm to Sunday, August 7 at 12 pm, during scheduled monthly maintenance.

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