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Heartbleed vulnerability

You may have become aware, through media or other means, of a computer security vulnerability called Heartbleed that is affecting networks around the world. This bug, which has existed since late 2011 but was only widely recognized this week, makes password and other sensitive data vulnerable to theft.

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Published on : 10 Apr 2014

Phishing email targeting McGill Faculty, subject: "New Library Resources for Faculty Members"

A phishing attempt is circulating with the Subject line: "New Library Resources for Faculty Members ", and Sender: "library@mcgill.ca". A sample email is shown below.   Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2013

Warning: Phishing email targeting McGill Library users

A phishing attempt is circulating with the Subject line: "New Library System", and Sender: "McGill University Library". A sample email is shown below.  

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Published on : 14 Nov 2013

Warning: Phishing email with password protected zip file circulating

An email is currently circulating with a password-protected .ZIP file as an attachment. A sample of this email is shown below. Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published on : 12 Nov 2013

Warning: Phishing email with subject "WEBMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE"

An email is currently circulating with the subject: "WEBMAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE". A sample of this email is shown below.   Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published on : 29 Oct 2013

Warning: CryptoLocker Virus infecting computers

Update - Friday, Oct 11, 2013:To prevent the spread of CryptoLocker virus and other malware, McGill IT is quarantining all .ZIP attachments that contain .EXE files.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2013

Warning: Scam email entitled "Annual Form ..." contains virus attachment

An email is currently circulating with the subject: "Annual Form - Authorization to Use Privately Owned Vehicle on State Business" .  This message contains an attached .ZIP file that contains a virus.  If you receive this message, please delete it immediately.  DO NOT open the attachment!

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Published on : 10 Oct 2013