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Pension System Maintenance - Saturday June 7, 7 am to 7 pm

Sat, 2014-06-07 07:00 - 19:00

The McGill Pensions System will be unavailable on Saturday June 7, from 7 am to 7 pm due to planned maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Telephone scam claiming to be from WestJet or Air Canada

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:51

Please be advised of a telephone scam claiming to be from WestJet or Air Canada telling you that you won "points/miles" or you are a "perferred customer". The call might look like it is coming from a McGill phone number. This is a scam and you have not won anything. This is an attempt to steal your personal information. Simply hang up the phone if you receive one of these calls.

You can find more information about this scam on the WestJet website.

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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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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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e-Elections System Currently Unavailable

Wed, 2014-05-07 16:55

The e-Elections system (Omnivox), is currently unavailable. This system is used by faculty and staff to vote in University elections. We are investigating and hope to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.  We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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Resolved: Several IT services unavailable

Thu, 2014-05-08 16:55

Update - May 8, 6:00 pm

The situation has been resolved and all IT systems are back up and running.

Original announcement - May 8, 4:40 pm
Several IT services are currently unavailable, including Minerva/Banner,myMcGill, uPrint, VPN, Knowledge Base, Lync Phones and others. We are investigating the issue and will post updates on the IT Services website (www.mcgill.ca/it) as soon as we have additional details. 

We apologize for any inconvenience to you.

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myCourses maintenance: 15 minutes, Monday, May 5, 12:00 am

Mon, 2014-05-05 00:00 - 00:15

myCourses will be unavailable for approximately 15 minutes early Monday morning, May 5 at 12:00 am (Sunday midnight). We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

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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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