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Phishing scam: "Subject: Your Account will be Temporary Suspended"

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Subject: Your Account will be Temporary Suspended". The message says that your mailbox is running out of data storage and will be suspended, and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to upgrade / add more data space. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 20May2015

CBC and CJAD interviews with Dr. Polka on the study of infants preferring baby talk

CBC and CJAD have interviewed Dr. Linda Polka on the study of how babies prefer the sound of other babies.  This study was conducted by Ph.D. student Matthew Masapollo, Linda Polka and UQAM colleague Lucie Menard.

Published: 15May2015

Resolved - Login issues with Banner (INB)

Update - 11:55am

The issue has been resolved. If you experienced the issue, you will need to close and then reopen your browser.

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Some users cannot log in to Banner (INB). When attempting to do so, they get an "Ora-12154 TNS Error" error message that asks them to close down their Java Client and try again.

If you experience the issue, please close your Banner window and browser, wait a minute or two, then try again. 

IT Services is investigating; we apologize for the inconvenience.

Published: 14May2015

Skype for Business client is now available for Windows Lync users

On May 13, IT Services released the new Skype for Business client to supported McGill faculty & staff users that have Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed on their computers. It includes:

Published: 13May2015

Price increase for uPrint campus printing

As of June 1, 2015 the price of printing impressions using the uPrint service will be increased to the following:

 

Monochrome impressions (prints and copies):

Letter and Legal sizes: from $0.063 per impression to $0.065 per impression
Tabloid (11 x 17): from $0.126/ per impression to $0.13 per impression

Colour impressions (

Published: 13May2015

Phishing scam: "Subject: RE: Faculty/Staff/ Student"

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "RE: Faculty/Staff/ Student". The message says that your mail settings are out of date and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to update your mailbox. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 12May2015

We've looked at clouds from both sides now

No one can deny that cloud services offer the most affordable solution for file storage. Never before has our consumption of video and audio been higher and we seem to have an insatiable need for more space. The packrats among us are no doubt thrilled about the virtually limitless and often free space provided by the cloud -- it's like having a spare room in a magic dimension that lets you keep a much as you like without seeing the mess.

Published: 27Apr2015

Email delivery delays to Videotron and other email service providers

Periodically, there is a delay in delivering mail from McGill to Videotron, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Sympatico email addresses. This mainly occurs when sending a large number of emails (several hundred and up) at once as part of a McGill mailing list (such as a LISTSERV).

IT Services is investigating the issue. Further updates will be posted here.

Published: 23Apr2015

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