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Apple issues critical security patches for iOS

Apple has released a software update (iOS 9.3.5) which addresses several critical security vulnerabilities in iOS (iPhones, iPads, etc.). These vulnerabilities have been actively exploited allowing for remote installation of malware.

IT Services strongly recommends the installation of the latest patches to prevent a potential compromise.

Directions on how to install the latest software updates can be found at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204204

Published: 26Aug2016

Using a public computer? Check for keyloggers first!

Whether you're using a public computer at McGill, a cafe, library, hotel, or even left your own laptop unattended for a short period of time, you should always inspect it to ensure that no keylogger devices have been attached. A keylogger is a tiny device that logs every key you press on your keyboard. It can capture personal messages, passwords, credit card numbers, and everything else you type. 

Published: 22Mar2016

Beware of 3rd party apps that store credentials

Mobile App - Terms of Serivce

Did you know that many smartdevice applications are reliant on third party cloud services?

While many of these services appear to be secure, it is important to note some of the dangers of using them. As an example, in order to integrate your McGill account (mail, calendar, etc.), many online mail clients or account aggregators will store your McGill password on their servers.

Published: 9Jul2015

IT will go phishing to improve awareness about scams

Each year, the McGill community is targeted by hundreds of phishing emails, many of which can be hard to recognize and identify.

Published: 11Sep2014