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NEW: Free cloud storage for students via Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive for Business

Have you been wishing for more file storage space? Based on feedback from the IT Services 2014 student survey, you’re not alone.

Well, you’ll be happy to receive this early holiday gift from IT Services. McGill students now have access to 1 TB FREE personal file space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage component of the Office 365 package.

Published: 1Dec2014

IT Security Alert: Phishing scam "Suspicious Activity - Security Email Alert"

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.

Published: 14Nov2014

Email with subject "Internal ONLY" contains malware attachment

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! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

If you have already opened the attachment, please contact the IT Service Desk.

Published: 13Nov2014

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


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

IT Security Alert: Phishing scam targeting myMcGill portal

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.

Published: 7Nov2014

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - November 7


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. 

Strategies to Support Active and Collaborative Learning

McIntyre Medical Building Room 208/9, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

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

Switch to the new VPN before November 12

Cisco VPN client

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.

Published: 30Oct2014

Antivirus Software Update: Trend Micro Internet Security 2015

Trend Micro Internet Security 2015

Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 is now available for Windows and Mac, for home use. This antivirus software is provided by McGill, free for full-time students, faculty and staff to install on their personal computers. Find information and instructions at: http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/antivirus  

Published: 28Oct2014

Phishing Scam from "RBC Express"; Subject: Important Notice for all RBC Express Online Users

A phishing attempt is circulating purporting to come from RBC Express (Royal Bank of Canada), with the Subject: "Important Notice for all RBC Express Online Users". It seems to be targeted to McGill staff and asks recipients to sign in using their RBC login credentials. 

Please delete this email immediately! It is a phishing scam.

If you have received the message and attempted to log in, please contact Peter Guertin, in McGill Financial Services, ASAP so that he can freeze the account and take the appropriate action.

Published: 27Oct2014