In order to improve IT security throughout McGill systems, IT Services has installed the Java Plugin version 6 update 45 on all centrally-managed Windows (PCs) computers.
Faculty and staff members: If you have not already done so, please be sure to log off, but keep your computer powered ON for at least 10 minutes so that the Java update can be installed through the automated update process.
An email is currently circulating with the subject: "Dear McGill Email User !" and sent from: "Webmaster [webmaster [at] mcgill [dot] ca]". If you have received this email please DELETE it - do not reply to the email.
An email is currently circulating with the subject: "WEBNEWS EMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE" and sent from: "McGill University Team [techhelp [at] mcgill [dot] ca]". If you have received this email please DELETE it - do not click on the link. This is a phishing attempt and does not come from McGill IT Services.
Below is the full text of the email, but without the dangerous link.
Please note that due to system maintenance, on Wednesday, April 17 from 7 am to 7:30 am, interrupVPN sessions may be interrupted. During this period, if your VPN session is dropped, please try reconnecting.
The McGill Web System will be unavailable for one hour this Sunday, May 5, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. During this time, all web pages at "www.mcgill.ca", "blogs.mcgill.ca" and "publications.mcgill.ca" will be unavailable.
However, you will still have access to the following systems via their direct links: