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IT Security Reminder: Log off after using computers on campus

McGill IT Services would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of logging off from your Windows session on all campus computers, including podium PCs used during teaching sessions.

Leaving a computer with your personal Windows session open can allow subsequent users to access your McGill personal network storage (e.g. your P: or R: drive) and to open and send email messages from your McGill email account using the Outlook application on that computer.

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Published: 9 Jan 2017

When's the next Mac Campus shuttle?

If you ride the inter-campus shuttle bus, you have to check out the Shuttle Bus Tracker. It's a mobile-friendly website that uses Google Maps to show the location and speed of each bus along its route.

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Published: 3 Jan 2017

Issues scrolling in Minerva while using myMcGill portal

There is currently an issue with scrolling on a Minerva page while on the myMcGill portal. As a work around, access Minerva directly.

Published: 3 Jan 2017

Mac users: New key required to extend Trend Antivirus license through 2017

Update: December 30, 2016 We have received word that the vendor has not been able to extend the old license key. If you have Trend for Mac installed and you see a message saying the "Trial Expires on December 31", you will need to enter a new license key to activate it for 2017. Please follow the instructions in step 2 of the article Install Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac.

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Published: 22 Dec 2016

Trend Micro OfficeScan: Web Reputation Monitoring false alarms

Users may experience false positive antivirus pop-up messages from Trend Micro OfficeScan when accessing previously known and trusted websites. The pop-up message states that a Web security policy violation has been detected for a given malicious URL. Trend Micro is currently investigating the issue; we apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Published: 19 Dec 2016

Phishing scam: "Pending message"

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that their incoming email messages are on pending status and to click on a fraudulent link to receive the messages.

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Published: 19 Dec 2016

Phishing scam: "Library Account"

There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that their library account has expired and to click on a fraudulent link to reactivate the account.

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Published: 9 Dec 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Wi-Fi Security” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, a 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: “Wi-Fi Security”. Register through myCourses. 

Published: 6 Dec 2016

Visual Schedule Builder upgrade - new features and a new look

Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is the tool that allows you to try out various course schedules, and preview your week in a visual calendar, before you register in Minerva.

As of Tuesday, December 6, 2016, VSB will be upgraded with enhanced functionality and a new look & feel. These are the new features you'll notice:

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Published: 5 Dec 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

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

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

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