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Using a public computer? Check for keyloggers first!

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. 

Published: 22Mar2016

Telltale signs of phishing

It can be hard to distinguish a scam/phishing email from a legitimate one, especially since it's extremely easy for scammers to reuse legitimate emails (and just replace the links), or copy images and other content they find online. The examples below show some of the telltale signs of phishing. For more information on protecting yourself from phishing scams, take IT Services’ online Security Awareness training. It's completely anonymous, and you can watch it from anywhere, at any time!

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.

Published: 29Oct2013

Mac users: Titanium Internet Security is now available for download

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.

Published: 16Nov2012

IT will go phishing to improve awareness about scams

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

Published: 11Sep2014

Cyber Security Workshop: Access Control Management & Cloud Storage

25Oct201213:00
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14:00

During the month of October 2012, Information Security is offering a series of security workshops for students, faculty and staff.

Cyber Security Workshop: Access Control Management & Cloud Storage

25Oct201213:00
to
14:00

During the month of October 2012, Information Security is offering a series of security workshops for students, faculty and staff.

Cyber Security Workshop: Access Control Management & Cloud Storage

24Oct201212:00
to
13:00

During the month of October 2012, Information Security is offering a series of security workshops for students, faculty and staff.

Cyber Security Workshop: IT Security Best Practices

18Oct201213:00
to
14:00

During the month of October 2012, Information Security is offering a series of security workshops for students, faculty and staff.

Cyber Security Workshop: IT Security Best Practices

17Oct201212:00
to
13:00

During the month of October 2012, Information Security is offering a series of security workshops for students, faculty and staff.

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