There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community with the subject "Login Attempt". See an example of the message to the left. The example we received says,
We recently encountered an unauthorized attempt to sign in to your email account. It is recommended that you validate your email account to keep it safe.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
Please help us keep your account safe.
As of May 1, 2021, the price of printing impressions (print and copies) using the uPrint service will be increased to the following:
From:Black and white impressions: $0.065/per impression (tabloid: $0.13/per impression) Colour impressions: $0.22/per impression (tabloid: $0.44/per impression)
To: (for all paper sizes)
The Lecture Recording System (LRS) is now available.
Original message, posted at 8:35 AM, April 19. 2021:
The Lecture Recording System (LRS) is experiencing issues and is not currently available. We are working to resolve the issue.
We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
Taxpayers need to be vigilant when they receive an email, text message, phone call or mail that claims to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) requesting personal information such as a social insurance number, credit card number, bank account number, or passport number.
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "xxxxx [at] monroe.k12.mi.us" with the subject "RE: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Information!". The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link "MFAI". See an example of the message to the left.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is applied to all new McGill student and staff accounts as of January last year. Since May of 2020, remote access to McGill systems through the Virtual Private Network (VPN), also requires 2FA.
Secure your journey is McGill’s cybersecurity awareness campaign.
Its goal is to influence the adoption of best practices throughout the community to protect McGill’s data and systems as well as our own information.
At McGill, we are all on a journey. Although we may each work towards different goals during our time here, we all have one thing in common: Each one of us needs to stay safe from beginning to end.
Minerva, Banner, uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) and myProgress (degree progress tracking) will be unavailable from Saturday, May 15 at 10 pm to Sunday, May 16 at 8 am, during scheduled monthly maintenance. See all scheduled monthly downtimes for these systems.
McGill's new version of LimeSurvey (v3) was released earlier this year. LimeSurvey is a robust survey tool, often used for extensive research studies, that allows complex conditional branching and supports anonymous tokens.
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "xxxxx [at] aesd.net" with the subject "McGILL University is presently transiting from office365 to outlook web application (OWA). Kindly click the link below for update from our transition department about your mailbox.".
The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link "#####". See an example of the message to the left.
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community from "mcgill.ca-Xerox-03 <xxx [at] nucleus.com>". The message appears to be coming from a McGill Xerox scanner and includes a clickable link to view a fax. See an example of the message to the left.
On February 1, 2020, IT Services will begin enforcing restarts for all IT-managed Windows systems with pending updates.
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "xxxxx [at] est.ups.edu.ec" with the subject "FW: Raw Materials". The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link "Check New".
Support for Skype for Business will be ending by summer 2021. For communications with McGill parties, including text messaging, audio and video calls, virtual meetings and filesharing, we recommend using Microsoft Teams.
For anyone currently using Skype for Business to make phone calls, we will soon be announcing plans for a new softphone solution. Stay tuned for further announcements in the coming weeks.
Here are 4 reasons why students should get two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect their McGill accounts: