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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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VPN maintenance downtime - Tuesday morning, November 11, 7am

Tue, 2014-11-11 07:00 - 07:15

A maintenance operation will be performed on the VPN server for securevpn.mcgill.ca on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 7:00 to 7:15 am.  During this period, there will be a 5-minute downtime for VPN access. Any VPN connections in process at that time will be disconnected.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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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Changes to the look & feel of Office 2013 for faculty & staff

Mon, 2014-11-03 17:02

In preparation for the offering of MS Office 365 ProPlus to McGill Faculty and Staff later this year, IT Services performed a maintenance of our Microsoft Office Server infrastructure this past weekend, October 31 to November 2.

As a result, Faculty and Staff users of Office 2013 on McGill computers will have noticed changes to the look and feel of Office 2013. 

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Strategies to Support Active and Collaborative Learning

Tue, 2015-02-03 10:00 - 12:00
McIntyre Medical Building : Room 208/9, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

In this workshop we will explore strategies to enhance students’ engagement, promote dialogue, and encourage deep learning.

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Banner (INB) maintenance November 4, 9pm - 10pm

Tue, 2014-11-04 21:00 - 22:00

Due to scheduled maintenance, Banner (INB) will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour Tuesday night, November 4, from 9pm to 10pm.

Please close all browser windows where Banner is running when you leave for the day.

Minerva and other systems will not be affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Faculty and Staff: McGill will double your password if you didn't already change it

Thu, 2014-10-30 11:56

As previously announced in the McGill Reporter and on this site, IT Services will be doubling your McGill Password if you have not yet changed it since asked in May. Once your password is doubled, when you log in to any McGill system or computer with your McGill Username and Password (e.g. email, wireless, VPN, myCourses), you will have to type out your password twice.

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Switch to the new VPN before November 12

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:10
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If you have not already made the switch to McGill’s new, more secure Virtual Private Network (VPN), time is running out. The old VPN, inside.mcgill.ca, will be deactivated on November 12. To avoid losing access to internal McGill systems and resources when off campus, set up a new VPN connection today.

Find instructions for setting up a new VPN connection to securevpn.mcgill.ca in the IT Knowledge Base.

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