security awareness

Whether you're using a public computer at McGill, a cafe, library, hotel, or even left your own laptop unattended for a short period of time, you should always inspect it to ensure that no keylogger devices have been attached. A keylogger is a tiny device that logs every key you press on your keyboard. It can capture personal messages, passwords, credit card numbers, and everything else you type. 

Classified as: security, security awareness, malware, keyloggers
Published on: 22 Mar 2016

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

Classified as: security, security awareness, phishing
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Published on: 11 Sep 2014

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.

Classified as: security awareness, phishing, email scam, IT security
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Published on: 29 Oct 2013

IT Services is now offering a new antivirus and online threat protection software: Titanium Internet Security for Mac, available for all Mac operating systems from OS X 10.5.8 and up. This includes the latest version of Mac OS X 10.8.

Classified as: Antivirus, security awareness, Apple, Macintosh, malware, online safety, phishing, spyware, trojans
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Published on: 16 Nov 2012