IT Services

Sponsors of McGill resource accounts were notified in May and asked to reset the passwords of those accounts by May 24.  Any resource account passwords which were not changed since March have now been reset by IT Services and the accounts will not be accessible until the passwords are changed.

Sponsors of those resource accounts will be notified by email on June 21 and asked to contact the IT Service Desk if they require assistance, or if they are no longer responsible for managing the resource accounts with which they are affiliated. 

Classified as: McGill Password, password reset, phishing
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Published on: 21 Jun 2017

The myMcGill portal is presently down, and will be unavailable for the duration of the upcoming holiday long weekend.

IT Services is investigating the cause of this issue. We apologize for the disruption of service.

In the meantime, common IT services may be accessed via this list of direct links

 

 

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Published on: 20 Jun 2017

Update - June 15 at 4:15 pm: The issues affecting FAMIS have been resolved. You should now be able to access the system.

Original announcement- June 15 at 3:00 pm:

Access to the Facilities and Space Management System (FAMIS) is currently unavailable.

IT Services' staff is investigating the issue; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Classified as: FAMIS, Facilities and Space Management System (FAMIS)
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Published on: 19 Jun 2017

The myMcGill portal is currently unavailable.

IT Services is investigating the cause. We apologize for the disruption of service.

In the meantime, please see alternate links for access to services.

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Published on: 15 Jun 2017

Please note that the backup system will be unavailable on Thursday June 15, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for maintenance. The backup system will not be available for file backups or restores during this period.

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Published on: 15 Jun 2017

There is a phishing email circulating advising customers that their library account has expired and that they must click on a fraudulent link in order to reactivate it. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 8 Jun 2017

A new role, Site Administrator, has been added to the McGill Web Management System (WMS).

What is it?

The Site Administrator serves as the primary contact and oversees the quality and overall objectives of their site. Replacing the now defunct designation of Primary Site Manager, this new role has been created to help ensure quality and reduce complexity for Site Managers and other contributors.

Classified as: WMS
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Published on: 8 Jun 2017

The Web Service Group is working to make it easier for visitors to find and view events on WMS sites, similar to what is on www.mcgill.ca/music/events.

As a result, Channels Event Search will soon be made available to all WMS sites.

What is it?

Channels Event Search makes it possible to display, search, and filter local channels event content on any site where it is enabled.

This module provides the following displays:

Classified as: WMS
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Published on: 8 Jun 2017

There is a phishing email circulating asking customers to click on a link to restore their email access. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 31 May 2017

Starting in June and continuing into the fall, McGill IT Services will be making the following changes to optimize our email processes and gain the full benefits of moving to Email on Office 365:

1) New management of redirects

Starting mid-June, all users will have a new way to self-manage redirects from their @mail.mcgill.ca and @mcgill.ca email addresses to other email services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or McGill departmental servers).

Classified as: email, Anti-Spam, Antivirus
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Published on: 24 May 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users about a payment made in error to them. The email provides a link to download an attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 23 May 2017

On Monday, May 29, at 7:00 am, myCourses will be upgraded to provide a more consistent user experience across computers, tablets, and mobile devices. There will be no downtime associated with this upgrade.

The changes are primarily cosmetic and will not impact functionality. The most noticeable changes include:

Classified as: myCourses upgrade
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Published on: 18 May 2017

Targeted users may receive an email from IT Announcements, advising them to change their McGill Password again by May 24th, 2017. This requirement applies to individuals whose current password is identical to the one they had before the mandatory password change in March 2017.

If you receive an email notification to this effect, please follow the instructions provided in the email and choose a new McGill Password that is distinctly different from any you have used previously.

Classified as: password reset
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Published on: 17 May 2017

An unprecedented cyber-attack, named WannaCry, began targeting Microsoft Windows users worldwide on Friday, May 12th, 2017. WannaCry is a type of malware called “ransomware”, which works by encrypting all files on a user’s computer and network drives, and holds information hostage in an attempt to extort money for its release.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 16 May 2017

There is a phishing email circulating to users advising that they have exceeded their email account's storage capacity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to expand their account's storage limit. See an example of this phishing message below.

Classified as: phishing, email scams
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Published on: 12 May 2017

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