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Network and Information Security Upgrade: New antivirus solution at McGill

The following announcement was sent to all McGill Staff and Students on December 12, 2017.

To all community members:

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Published: 13 Dec 2017

Phishing scam: "Your Pass-word will expire in 2 days"

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, asking you to click on a fraudulent link to keep your pass-word.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 17 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "Important Alert from McGill University Admin"

Update - Monday, January 8, 2018:

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill University Admin" and signature "Privacy Policy | Customer Support, Office 365 Mailbox Support Team". The message asks recipients to read important unread messages. Click the screenshot on the left to view an example of the message.

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Published: 8 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "McGill University Report transactions"

A recent phishing scam is circulating with the subject "McGill University Report transactions". The body contains a link to OPEN FOLDER.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 5 Jan 2018

Wrapping IT up for 2017 - A recap of IT initiatives over the past year

Changes and advances in technology allow McGill to continuously improve services to the university community while delivering efficiency and sustainable value. Whether it be to implement a new product, integrate systems, or develop in-house functionality, IT Services is proud to have collaborated on many of the university's major projects.

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Published: 5 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "Urgent Notice"

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, asking recipients to click on a fraudulent link.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 5 Jan 2018

RESOLVED: D2 experiencing issues

 

The issue affecting D2 is now resolved. 

 

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: 

Please be advised that users are presently unable to view, download, upload, import or edit documents through D2, McGill’s Document Management System. We are currently investigating the issue and are working towards a resolution.

Published: 3 Jan 2018

COMPLETED: uPrint is available following the upgrade

December 15, 2017: The uPrint service is once again available.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: December 14, 2017:

The uPrint service will be unavailable due to an upgrade on Thursday, December 14 at 5 pm until Friday, December 15 at approximately 6 am.

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Published: 15 Dec 2017

Phishing scam: "News"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "News" and signature "©2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." The message says:

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Published: 13 Dec 2017

McGill websites not loading using http://

McGill websites are currently not loading for some users when using http://www.mcgill.ca. If you use https:// the pages should load. The web team is aware of the issue and is taking measures to resolve it as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Published: 4 Dec 2017

Recruitment to Retirement Program picks up speed

Over the past few months, you may have heard some buzz about the Recruitment to Retirement Program, aka "R2R". This new program will replace the current Banner Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and the Payroll One-Time Payment System (POPS), and will effectively replace much of the functionality employees currently access through Minerva. It's a very wide-reaching program, which will affect every McGill employee when it is deployed.

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Published: 21 Nov 2017

RESOLVED: Telephone outage in some McGill buildings

The telephone issue was resolved at around 1:30 pm.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: Posted at 9:45 am

There are currently telephone problems in some buildings in the downtown campus.

We thank you for your patience while we investigate the problem.

Published: 17 Nov 2017

Phishing scam: "Corporate eFax message from "Unknown..."

Recurrence reported November 15, 2017 This same phishing email was reported to the IT Service Desk again. See description below.  

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Published: 15 Nov 2017

Outbound server smtp.mcgill.ca to be decommissioned November 30, 2017

In order to increase the security of McGill’s network, the smtp email server, smtp.mcgill.ca  will be blocked starting on November 30, 2017.

If you have set up an email application using IMAP or POP protocols to access your McGill email, or if you are accessing your McGill email through a web-based email service, such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail, please ensure the outbound mail server is set to smtp.office365.com to avoid any problems sending email.

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Published: 14 Nov 2017

Phishing scam: "You have a message" from Human Resources

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, with the subject "You have a message". The example we received says, "You have a message from the Human Resources Department" and asks the recipient to click a link to view the message. There may be other variants of this message, seeming to come from different units within McGill, or with different signatures. Please be on the lookout for similar emails.

Click the screenshot at the left to view a sample of the email.

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Published: 10 Nov 2017

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