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Apple issues critical security patches for iOS

Apple has released a software update (iOS 9.3.5) which addresses several critical security vulnerabilities in iOS (iPhones, iPads, etc.). These vulnerabilities have been actively exploited allowing for remote installation of malware.

IT Services strongly recommends the installation of the latest patches to prevent a potential compromise.

Directions on how to install the latest software updates can be found at:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204204

Published: 26Aug2016

myCourses monthly downtime for January 2017

8Jan201701:00
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myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, January 8, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

myCourses monthly downtime for December 2016

11Dec201601:00
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myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, December 11, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

myCourses monthly downtime for November 2016

13Nov201601:00
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myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, November 13, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

myCourses monthly downtime for October 2016

9Oct201601:00
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myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, October 9, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

Phishing scam: From: McGill University <res.life@mcgill.ca>

There is a phishing email circulating from McGill University telling users that their McGill Webmail account will expire today.

Published: 22Aug2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: (SCL > 3): New Notification Regarding Your Payroll

There is a phishing email circulating from McGill University saying "You Have 1 New Message Regarding Your New Payroll". An example of the phishing email is below.

Published: 22Aug2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: (SCL > 3): ALERT!!!"

There is a phishing email circulating from the ICT Service Desk asking users to click on a link to update their webmail.mcgill.ca Web Appls 2016.

Published: 4Aug2016

Phishing email: "Campus Police Bomb Alert for all Mcgill.Ca"

There is a fraudulent email circulating with the subject: "Campus Police Bomb Alert for all Mcgill.Ca". It contains links to a malicious site that looks identical to the Outlook Web App login page. The URL in the link has been blocked and is now inaccessible from within the McGill network; however recipients off campus must beware.

Published: 25Jul2016

Resolved: Some users unable to access McGill websites (www.mcgill.ca/..)

Status update
July 21, 2016, 1:34 pm: McGill websites now appear to be functioning normally, but we will continue to monitor them for any issues.

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When trying to access McGill websites, you may find that pages load slowly, don't load completely, or get a "mcgill.ca is over capacity" error message.

IT Services is investigating the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published: 21Jul2016

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