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Conclusion of the Office 365 Portal Fall Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Office 365 Portal Photo Contest!

The 3 photos that received the highest ratings were:

 Redpath Museum lit up at night in the snow, submitted by Vahid Ghorbanian  Arts building with colorful trees and bikes in front, submitted by Hamed Rafezi  Arts building with leaves on the ground, submitted by Reza Tadayon

 

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Published: 25 Nov 2016

SANS Video Library: Self-Registration Instructions

 

The SANS Video Library is a security awareness program for all faculty and staff. This self-paced course includes a set of short educational videos, newsletters and quizzes on IT security. Each module identifies key behaviors that increase security risks to an organization and how we can address them. 

To register for the SANS Video Library: 

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Published: 2 Dec 2016

Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment ""Web Business Banking Support"

A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Web Business Banking Support or TD Commercial Support- New Notice Concerning Your Online Security".  A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

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Published: 25 Nov 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Encryption” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Encryption”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 24 Nov 2016

Anti-Phishing Program

Beginning November 23rd 2016, an automated email will be sent out whenever a change is made to sensitive data in your McGill record, including: SIN, Minerva PIN or Security Question, address, telephone number, payroll or student-related bank account information. Read More.

Published: 24 Nov 2016

Only a few spots left for “Power Tools in the WMS”

Don’t miss out on the Web Service Group’s next special presentation: Power Tools in the WMS.  

Only 8 spots remaining for this popular event as of this posting so hurry if you’d like to reserve one of the last seats available!

Come see some of the powerful tools in the Web Management System – tools that allow you to build dynamic websites easily and effectively.

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Published: 21 Nov 2016

IT Services Survey 2016 for Students

Starting on November 17, the IT Services 2016 survey for students will be open for submissions. All students (Undergrad, Grad, Continuing Studies, etc.) may participate in this survey. Some of you may have already received an invitation by email.

Let us know how we’re doing and how we can continue to improve your experience with the IT services and technologies you use. 

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Published: 17 Nov 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Privacy” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Privacy”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 8 Nov 2016

Phishing scam: "incoming messages are withheld ... exceeded bandwidth"

There is a phishing email circulating purporting to be from "Customized Language Programs - McGill - SCS", with a message telling users: "Some of your incoming messages are withheld because you have exceeded the bandwidth limit". The email asks users to CLICK Here to re-login and retrieve missing messages.

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Published: 7 Nov 2016

Phishing scam: "Your November Salary Raise"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to your November salary increase. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to download documents.

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Published: 4 Nov 2016

Hey McGill - Who's up for a Fall Photo Contest?

IT Services is looking to enhance our Office 365 portal login page with McGill campus-life photos.

The Office 365 portal (https://portal.office.com) << shown here, is where hundreds of McGill people sign in daily to access email via Outlook on the web, OneDrive file storage, Yammer, Video @ McGill, and other free services for McGill students, faculty and staff. 

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Published: 20 Oct 2016

VPN update: Cisco AnyConnect client update to version 4.2, October 26, 2016

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 there will be an update to the Cisco AnyConnect application, used to connect to McGill’s Virtual Private Network.

This update is a maintenance release that includes enhancements and resolves some known issues with the earlier version.

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Published: 18 Oct 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Hacked” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  

Check out this week’s featured module: “Hacked”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 4 Oct 2016

Phishing scam: "Re: McGill University Update!!!"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to expiration of McGill e-ID Anti Virus. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to keep their account active.

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Published: 3 Oct 2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: (11) Unread messages blocked"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to mailbox storage limits. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to recover deleted messages.

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Published: 28 Sep 2016

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