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.
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] 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 "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.
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.
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.
On February 1, 2020, IT Services will begin enforcing restarts for all IT-managed Windows systems with pending updates.