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IT Security Alert: Fraudulent email containing zip file attachment

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:04

A trojan is currently circulating in various email systems across the globe. Find a sample of the email below.

The email has a zip attachment and a subject line "New order 399749 from site."

If you receive this email DO NOT open the zip attachment, delete this email immediately! 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.

Source Site: /it

uPrint Anywhere unavailable Tuesday August 19 at 6am to 6:45am

Tue, 2014-08-19 06:00 - 06:15

uPrint Anywhere will be unavailable on Tuesday August 19, 2014 at 6:00am until 6:45am due to an upgrade of the Mobile Print software on the server. Jobs sent from your mobile device before 6am will not be released.

Source Site: /it

Free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus software for students

Tue, 2014-08-19 11:18

Starting today, August 19, McGill students have free access to the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps. You may download and install it on up to five compatible personal devices, including PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets.

As long as you’re a student at McGill University, you’ll be able to continue to use Office 365 ProPlus at no charge, and will receive automatic software updates.

IT Services will roll out additional features of Office 365 in future phases, including:

Source Site: /it

Electrical shutdown in several buildings on campus - Aug. 13, 11 pm to midnight

Wed, 2014-08-13 23:00 - 23:59

Please be advised that Hydro Quebec will be performing maintenance starting on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm and ending at midnight. This will affect the power in all of the following buildings on and around downtown campus.

Source Site: /it

File storage maintenance - Tues. Aug. 12, 2014 from 9:00pm to 9:45pm - interruptions to services

Tue, 2014-08-12 21:00 - 22:00

Maintenance that was started last week on the Enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) will be finalized on Tuesday, August 12 from 9:00pm to 9:45pm.

As a result, some staff home folders (R: drives) and some departmental file shares on the central file servers will be unavailable for approximately 30 to 45 minutes during this maintenance period.

Before the maintenance: Save and close all files on your departmental server before 9 pm Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Source Site: /it
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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Login Error Detected"

Thu, 2014-08-07 15:50

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Login Error Detected". Two samples of the email are shown below.

Source Site: /it

Software Licensing site maintenance - August 12

Tue, 2014-08-12 07:00 - 09:00

McGill's Software Licensing site will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation on Tuesday, August 12, between 7 - 9am. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

The Software Licensing site is part of McGill's campus software program, providing easy access to centrally licensed software used in teaching, research and administration at the University.

Source Site: /it

Microsoft Office 365 coming in August for all McGill students

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:38

If you’re a McGill student, in August you’ll have free access to download and use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on your PC, Mac, or iPad.  

The Office 365 ProPlus subscription license for students includes:

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File storage maintenance - Tues. Aug. 5, 2014 from 9pm to midnight - interruptions to several services

Tue, 2014-08-05 21:00 - Wed, 2014-08-06 00:00

Maintenance will be done on the Enterprise Storage Area Network (SAN) on Tuesday, August 5 from 9pm to midnight.

The following McGill services will be unavailable for approximately 15 to 30 minutes any time during this maintenance period:

  • All Staff and Student home folders (R: & P: drives)
  • All departmental file shares on the central file servers
  • Evault Archives and Indexing

Before the maintenance: Save and close all files on your departmental server before 9 pm Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Source Site: /it
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Bcooltv Streaming Service maintenance Wed. July 30 between 7:00 & 8:00am

Wed, 2014-07-30 07:00 - 08:00

Due to maintenance on the Bcooltv streaming service on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Live-Event Capture and Broadcast AV Streaming will be unavailable from 7 to 8 am. Lecture recordings will be unavailable for 30 minutes during this downtime.

Source Site: /it