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.
Default Period: Wednesday, November 12 to Sunday, December 21, 2014
Condensed Period: Wednesday, November 12 to Sunday, December 7, 2014 (click here to view units that are following the condensed period)
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.
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!
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 VPN access. Any VPN connections in process at that time will be disconnected.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
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.
uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.
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.
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
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.