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WiFi expands outdoors

Starting this January, McGill IT Services will begin providing WiFi to outdoor areas on campus. Initially, two areas will be covered: the Roddick Gates and the crossroads between the main entry road and the road in front of the 3 Bares statue. Another two areas will be covered in the spring:  Redpath terrace and the James Sculpture Garden / James Square.

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Published: 2 Dec 2015

McGill Classifed Ads New Location

The old WPS Classified Ads website (www.mcgill.ca/classified) has been archived. Find a link to the "MCGILL CLASSIFIED" on the top right-hand column of the McGill Reporter site at http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/.

Published: 26 Nov 2015

Phishing scam: "Compromised Account"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised Account". It is signed from McGill's Information Security (InfoSec) team, and urges the recipient to fill out a form to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 25 Nov 2015

Lecture Recordings from Nov. 19 unavailable in myCourses

Lecture recordings from November 19 are not available in myCourses. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published: 23 Nov 2015

Phishing scam with subject: "Compromissed account"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromissed account". It is signed from McGill's IT Service Desk, and urges the recipient to click a CHANGED PASSWORD link. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 23 Nov 2015

Phishing scam with subject: "Dear McGill account user"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Dear McGill account users". It is from McGill University Webmail and asks the user to click on a fraudulent link to increase their mcgill.ca e-mail quota. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 23 Nov 2015

Phishing scam resurfacing: "Subject: McGill University Admin"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users that a virus has been spotted on "our Sever" and the user must take action to avoid shut down of their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 17 Nov 2015

Resolved: uPrint Anywhere (via email) issues

Update - 4:30 pm, Nov. 12, 2015: uPrint Anywhere is once again successfully printing email attachments. You should now be able to print documents from your mobile device or laptop by attaching the files to an email and sending to uprint.mono [at] mcgill.ca or uprint.colour [at] mcgill.ca.  The message body will not be sent to the printer.

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Published: 12 Nov 2015

uPrint Anywhere changes: prints attached files, but not email body

uPrint Anywhere is the service that allows you to print documents from mobile devices and laptops, by attaching them to an email and sending to either uprint.mono [at] mcgill.ca or uprint.colour [at] mcgill.ca.

Up to now, both the email body and any attachments would be sent to the uPrint system. However, due to issues with the way email is handled in Office 365, uPrint Anywhere will no longer print the body of an email message; only attached files will be sent to the uPrint system.

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Published: 10 Nov 2015

Update: uPrint Anywhere issues

Update - Nov. 10, 2015: To address the issue reported below, the uPrint service has been reconfigured so that the body of the email message is not sent to the uPrint system, and only attached files can be printed. See this announcement.

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Published: 6 Nov 2015

Phishing scam: "McGill University Update"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users that a virus has been spotted on "our Sever" and the user must take action to avoid shut down of their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 2 Nov 2015

Phishing scam: "From: Royal Bank of Canada"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users to verify their information on a new secure server. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published: 30 Oct 2015

Audiovisual equipment loans extends hours from 9 am to 4:45 pm

The Audiovisual Equipment Loans office at 688 Sherbrooke West, room 285 will now be open Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm. The office at Macdonald campus is open from 9 to 5.

This office lends AV equipment, such as digital cameras, video cameras, projectors, screens and more, to instructors, staff and students.  Make sure to call and reserve what you need in advance.

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Published: 28 Oct 2015

Share your phishing stories with us

Article from the McGill Reporter, posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“I still don’t know what I clicked on or did. But for months now, people keep complaining about emails they get from me that I didn’t send. With links to strange websites.”

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Published: 23 Oct 2015

Update for Mac OS X El Capitan fixes issues with Office 2016

Apple has released a new update, OS X 10.11.1, which addresses the previously announced compatibility issues with Office 2016....

Published: 22 Oct 2015

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