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IT will go phishing to improve awareness about scams

Each year, the McGill community is targeted by hundreds of phishing emails, many of which can be hard to recognize and identify.

Published: 11Sep2014

Resolved: Login issues with Banner (INB)

2:50 pm update: Users should no longer experience problems logging in to Banner. 

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Some users cannot log in to Banner (INB). When attempting to do so, they get the following error message: "The application failed to run. There was an error while executing the application.".

IT Services is investigating; we apologize for the inconvenience.

Published: 11Sep2014

Centerstage issue - unable to access spaces

Update - Sept. 10, 10:48 am:
The issue reported below is intermittent.  If you don't see your Centerstage spaces, please try logging out and back in.

Original announcement - Sept. 9, 2014:
Some users are unable to access their spaces in the Centerstage Content Management System after signing in.   IT Services is working to resolve the issue.  Thank you for your patience.

Published: 8Sep2014

Internet Explorer prompts to install Java updates

Starting on September 9, 2014 Internet Explorer will begin prompting users to install the most recent version of Java when they attempt to access sites that use the Java plugin. This type of prompt is already present in Chrome and Firefox.

Published: 2Sep2014

TrueCrypt users: migrate your data

The development of TrueCrypt ended in May after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. If you currently use TrueCrypt, you should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform. Please note that IT Services can only support TrueCrypt and other encryption tools on a best-efforts basis.

Published: 28Aug2014

IT Security Alert: Fraudulent email containing zip file attachment

A trojan is currently circulating in various email systems across the globe. Find a sample of the email below.

The email has a zip attachment and a subject line "New order 399749 from site."

Published: 18Aug2014

myCourses monthly downtime for July

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myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, May 10, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

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