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LinkedIn 2012 Security Breach Update

LinkedIn members recently received an email from LinkedIn regarding the developments stemming from the 2012 data breach. This is not a new security breach and affects only LinkedIn passwords that have not been changed since June 2012.  

LinkedIn has taken immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of all LinkedIn accounts they believed might be at risk. Refer to the email from LinkedIn for more information.

Published: 30May2016

Banner/Minerva service interruption - May 28, 10pm - 11pm

Banner and Minerva will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour Saturday night, May 28, from 10pm to 11pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Published: 27May2016

Banner/Minerva downtime May 28, 10pm - 11pm

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Banner and Minerva will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour Saturday night, May 28, from 10pm to 11pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Pensions System Maintenance - Friday May 27, 11 pm until Saturday 7 pm

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The McGill Pensions System will be unavailable this Friday May 27, from 11 pm to 7 pm Saturday, May 28 due to planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Faculty & staff email migrations starting May 29

After a successful pilot phase, including over 1200 volunteers and retired staff, we are now ready to begin migrating the remaining McGill faculty and staff mailboxes and resource accounts from McGill’s central email server to Exchange Online. Mailboxes will be migrated in batches beginning on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6pm and continuing through July. We will be starting with service units, and progressing by faculty/department in order to avoid issues with delegate/shared accounts (see Special Notes below).

Published: 18May2016

OneDrive for Business - changes coming June 7

The following changes will be made to McGill's OneDrive for Business cloud file storage service as of June 7, 2016:

Published: 26May2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Browsing” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Browsing”. Register through myCourses

Published: 16May2016

Changes to McGill’s Anti-Spam Filtering

Due to the increasing prominence of phishing and malware threats, McGill IT Services will be making some changes to the Anti-Spam Filtering Service. On Monday, May 16, 2016, we will lower the threshold of messages that are considered spam and quarantined.  This means, unless you have opted-out of the anti-spam quarantine system, more email messages may be blocked from reaching your Inbox.  We anticipate only about a 1% increase in the number of messages detected as spam.

Published: 12May2016

McGill websites affected by IT maintenance 10pm May 14

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Due to maintenance, McGill’s Web Publishing Services (Web Management System and WordPress) will be unavailable for approximately 15 minutes on Saturday, May 14, starting around 10:00 pm. McGill websites will be unavailable to site

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