There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that there has been a security concern on Campus, and to click on a fraudulent link to read and follow the protocol. See an example of this phishing message below.
McGill IT Services would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of logging off from your Windows session on all campus computers, including podium PCs used during teaching sessions.
Leaving a computer with your personal Windows session open can allow subsequent users to access your McGill personal network storage (e.g. your P: or R: drive) and to open and send email messages from your McGill email account using the Outlook application on that computer.
When you have finished using a public computer, be sure to do the following:
If you ride the inter-campus shuttle bus, you have to check out the Shuttle Bus Tracker. It's a mobile-friendly website that uses Google Maps to show the location and speed of each bus along its route.
So simple to use -- just point your browser to http://shuttle.mcgill.ca. Click the colorful icons to see how fast the nearest bus is approaching.
This year the tracker has been updated for greater reliability and more precise data.
Update: December 30, 2016
We have received word that the vendor has not been able to extend the old license key. If you have Trend for Mac installed and you see a message saying the "Trial Expires on December 31", you will need to enter a new license key to activate it for 2017. Please follow the instructions in step 2 of the article Install Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac.
Users may experience false positive antivirus pop-up messages from Trend Micro OfficeScan when accessing previously known and trusted websites. The pop-up message states that a Web security policy violation has been detected for a given malicious URL. Trend Micro is currently investigating the issue; we apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that their incoming email messages are on pending status and to click on a fraudulent link to receive the messages.
There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that their library account has expired and to click on a fraudulent link to reactivate the account.
Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is the tool that allows you to try out various course schedules, and preview your week in a visual calendar, before you register in Minerva.
As of Tuesday, December 6, 2016, VSB will be upgraded with enhanced functionality and a new look & feel. These are the new features you'll notice:
The SANS Video Library is a security awareness program for all faculty and staff. This self-paced course includes a set of short educational videos, newsletters and quizzes on IT security. Each module identifies key behaviors that increase security risks to an organization and how we can address them.
To register for the SANS Video Library:
Congratulations to the winners of the Office 365 Portal Photo Contest!
The 3 photos that received the highest ratings were:
- Redpath Museum lit up at night in the snow, submitted by Vahid Ghorbanian
- Arts building with colorful trees and bikes in front, submitted by Hamed Rafezi
- Arts building with leaves on the ground, submitted by Reza Tadayon
These 7 photos receive honorable mentions:
A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Web Business Banking Support or TD Commercial Support- New Notice Concerning Your Online Security". A sample of one of the emails is shown below.