Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating: It appears to be sent from a McGill user’s account with the subject "[name of McGill user] is inviting you to collaborate on [McGill username]". The email asks the recipient to click “Open” on a fraudulent link.
Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) with the subject "Constant Contact". The email asks the recipient to click on fraudulent links which then downloads a malicious file to your device.
Minerva, Banner, uApply (the Graduate Admissions System) and myProgress (degree progress tracking) will be unavailable from Saturday, August 7 at 10 pm to Sunday, August 8 at 12 pm (noon), during scheduled monthly maintenance. See all scheduled monthly downtimes for these systems.
Students: The Skype for Business "Online" service has been decommissioned as of Monday, July 12, 2021. For communication with McGill parties, including text messaging, audio/video calls, virtual meetings and filesharing, we recommend using Microsoft Teams.
There’s nothing fun about getting hacked, so IT Services is offering you ways to have fun learning to protect yourself. Our IT Security Awareness training has been loaded with three new games to challenge your cyber-skills, and ten new episodes of our cybersecurity sitcom to keep you laughing through the summer.
On June 22, 2021, IT Services will change the URL of myProgress (degree progress tracking) for students.
Current: https://horizon.mcgill.ca/Dashboard/dashboard Planned: https://horizon.mcgill.ca/myprogress
Other than there being some small interruptions to the service, the change will be transparent.
Each year McGill users receive thousands of fraudulent email messages requesting that they click a link or download a file – this is known as “phishing”. Many people fall victim and provide personal information, such as their username and password.
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community from J.D. xxxx, Prof. asking you to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal. See an example of the message to the left. The example we received says,
"All Staff are expected to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal to enable access to the below, click here [fraudulent link] to migrate immediately.
IT Services is embarking on a major project to upgrade McGill’s end-of-life telephone system, bringing in a modern Internet-based solution, which will support today’s flexible work environment. Watch the trailer video
Some users are receiving error messages when accessing documents from Minerva/Banner. IT Services is aware of this issue and we are actively working to resolve it.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to resolve this problem.
McGill IT Services
NOTICE: The unencrypted wireless network 'mcgill.ca' will be decommissioned on Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Please use 'wpa.mcgill.ca' as a secure way to connect to the McGill wireless network on all campuses and McGill residences.
View instructions on how to connect.
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)
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.