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Security vulnerability in Internet Explorer could allow remote code execution

In response to a newly announced vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, there is need for heightened security awareness when accessing the web.

Read about it on the Microsoft website: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2757760

Published: 18 Sep 2012

Changes to McGill Channels - University News and Events

IT Services is launching a new Channels system to post and distribute News and Events across the McGill Web Management System (WMS). As of 7:00 am on Monday, September 3, the old McGill Channels system will be closed and all existing Channels listings will be migrated into the new system, which will be available in the WMS on Tuesday, September 4. Read the full announcement for details.

Published: 29 Aug 2012

Malware may knock you off the Internet on Monday

You may lose your Internet service Monday unless you do a quick check of your computer for a DNS Changer malware that could have infected your machine more than a year ago. You may not even know that your computer has been infected, although you may be experiencing slower Web surfing and your antivirus software may be disabled.

Published: 5 Jul 2012

Warning: Phishing email with subject "Verify Your McGill Webmail Immediately"

An email is currently circulating with the Subject: "Verify Your McGill Webmail Immediately" and sent From: "McGill Helpdesk". If you have received this email please DELETE it - do not click on the link. This is a phishing attempt and does not come from McGill IT Services. Our help desk is called the ICS Service Desk.

Published: 28 Jun 2012

Warning: Phishing attempt in email purporting to be a Moneris message

There has been an email phishing attempt that purports to be a Moneris message sent to its users. Do not click on any of its links.

Published: 19 Jun 2012

Use wpa.mcgill.ca for a secure, encrypted wireless connection

If you are still connecting to the McGill Wireless Network using the unencrypted SSID (network name): “mcgill.ca” you should instead configure your laptops, smartphones and other devices to connect using the WPA (Wi-Fi protected Access) protocol: “wpa.mcgill.ca”. Find step-by-step instructions at: http://kb.mcgill.ca/it/wireless

Published: 14 Jun 2012

EMAIL ALERT - Fake email with Subject "Abuse. Your email is blacklisted".

An email is circulating with the Subject: "Abuse. Your email is blacklisted" and a link containing malicious files. Please delete this email without clicking any links.

Published: 13 Jun 2012

Warning: Phishing attempt via mailed DVD

A non-email form of phishing attack is being launched at education institutions. Victims are sent a physical (snail) mail, not email, indicating a possible security issue they should be aware of. Details are supposedly included on an enclosed DVD. If you receive such a DVD, DO NOT insert it into your computer. Report the incident to infosec [at] mcgill [dot] ca immediately.

Published: 12 Jun 2012

LinkedIn passwords compromised – are your passwords secure?

As you may have heard in the news, LinkedIn has confirmed that over 6 million user passwords have been compromised and posted online. While it does not appear that associated email addresses were included in the leaked data, there is still a risk if you use the same password across many sites, including the McGill and your home network.

Published: 7 Jun 2012

New class schedule builder coming soon

Starting in early June Visual Schedule Builder (VSB), a web-based application, will be available to help you build your personal class schedule. No more struggling to fit the courses you want into a conflict-free schedule.

Published: 14 May 2012

myCourses videos for students now available

Students: Watch video tutorials on the NEW myCourses system, either on your desktop, laptop or mobile devices. Go to www.mcgill.ca/lms.

Published: 27 Apr 2012

New McGill.ca home page coming soon

We'll soon be launching a brand new home page for McGill.ca that should make it easier for you to find what you're looking for - and avoid what you aren't. Find out what's changing (and why it's better).

Published: 2 Mar 2012

New WiFi access to McGill network from MUHC

As of March 1, 2012, McGill students, faculty and staff working at the MUHC will be able to access McGill's network via wireless connectivity. See the full announcement for details.

Published: 1 Mar 2012

Stay safe when using your mobile device: Mobile Security Campaign 2012

Smartphones and tablets are almost always "online" making them vulnerable to all sorts of malware and phishing scams. Don’t be the victim of malicious hackers. Learn some simple protection measures for your mobile devices - the focus of the 2012 Information Security campaign.

Published: 10 Feb 2012

McGill urgent announcements on your computer

In line with the recommendations of the Jutras Report, we’re working hard to improve every our emergency communications planning. To help, on Jan. 31 we’ll launch new software called Alertus that allows us to send pop-up announcements to your computer if an urgent situation arises. People using laptops, Macs or non-ICS-supported desktops will need to install this software manually.

Published: 25 Jan 2012