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Knowledge Base Service update Saturday, Sept 27

Sat, 2014-09-27 07:00 - 09:00

Please note that the Knowlege Base Service at McGill will be undergoing a minor software update on Saturday, September 27, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.  During this period the  IT Knowledge Base (http://kb.mcgill.ca/it), Financial Services Knowledge Base (http://kb.mcgill.ca/fskb), and Library Knowledge Base (for administrative users) will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

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McGill Web System down for maintenance

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:30 - 07:00

IT Services will perform maintenance on the file storage system that is used in conjunction with those websites running on the Drupal version 7 platform. As a result, these websites will be offline on Wednesday, September 24, between 5:30 and 7:00 am.

During this 90-minute period, anyone attempting to access a Drupal 7 site will see a notice saying that the site is temporarily offline and offering direct links to other essential services at McGill.

Site managers and editors will not be able to edit or make changes to the affected sites.

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IT will go phishing to improve awareness about scams

Thu, 2014-09-11 12:33

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

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Students: did you change your McGill Password after Heartbleed?

Fri, 2014-09-05 12:20

If you didn't change your McGill Password after the Heartbleed vulnerability was announced earlier this year, we strongly encourage you to do so. Take advantage of the increased password length and create a more secure McGill Password without delay!

Instead of being restricted to EXACTLY 8 characters in length, you can now create a password that is 8 to 18 characters in length.

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TrueCrypt users: migrate your data

Thu, 2014-08-28 15:41

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.

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Free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus software for students

Wed, 2014-08-20 09:51

Starting today, August 19, McGill students have free access to the latest version of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps. You may download and install it on up to five compatible personal devices, including PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android smartphones and tablets.

As long as you're a student at McGill University, you'll be able to continue to use Office 365 ProPlus at no charge, and will receive automatic software updates.

IT Services will roll out additional features of Office 365 in future phases, including:

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IT Security Alert: Fraudulent email containing zip file attachment

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:04

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."

If you receive this email DO NOT open the zip attachment, delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email.

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myCourses monthly downtime for July

Sun, 2015-07-12 01:00 - 07:00

myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, July 12, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

See all scheduled monthly downtimes for myCourses.

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myCourses monthly downtime for August

Sun, 2015-08-09 01:00 - 07:00

myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, August 9, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

See all scheduled monthly downtimes for myCourses.

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myCourses monthly downtime for June

Sun, 2015-06-14 01:00 - 07:00

myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, June 14, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

See all scheduled monthly downtimes for myCourses.

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