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The phone issue and power outage was resolved at around 2:00 pm, September 11, 2017.
Original announcement posted - September 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm
There are power outages and phone issues in some buildings on the downtown campus. We thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue.
A recent batch of phishing scams prey on people who share documents through collaboration tools such as Office 365's OneDrive, D2, DropBox and others. One reported recently contains the subject "Shared An Important Document (PREVIEW)", and the body contains a link to OPEN FOLDER.
Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source....
Due to the current high volume of course enrolments (adds/drops), it may take up to an hour for a course registration in Minerva to appear in myCourses. Please allow this delay before advising the IT Service Desk.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Notification: You have a new message!" and signature "Accounts Team". The message asks the recipient to confirm a request to "Delete & Close Your Account within 24 hours". See an example of this phishing message below....
Yet another phishing scam targeting the McGill community, during the start of term. The subject of this email is "RE: Agreement with Folder Share", and the body contains a link to OPEN FOLDER. See an example of this phishing message below....
Phishing scam with multiple subjects and senders: "Validate Your McGill Account" & "Important Alert"
There are multiple phishing emails circulating from different senders asking users to click on a link to validate their email account. The link redirects to a fake login page. The email subjects are "Validate your McGill Account" and "Important Alert from McGill University Admin".
See an example of the phishing message below....
There is a phishing email circulating asking users to click on a link to view files via dropbox that their Admin has shared. The link redirects to a fake login page. See an example of this phishing message below....
As of August 2nd, 2017, D2 is the main web-based document management solution used at McGill for creating, managing and publishing electronic documents. D2 is the replacement solution for CenterStage, which lost vendor support in spring 2017....
Back by popular demand, the Web Service Group will be offering another presentation in the Fall — this time shining a spotlight on the highly-requested topic of webforms in the WMS. This is something you won’t want to miss so stay tuned for more details to come. In the meantime, we want to hear from you. Tell us which webform features you’re most interested in by taking a short survey.
Update - October 4, 2017 All faculty and staff accounts were successfully switched to the Office 365 spam protection.
Update - September 18, 2017 Faculty and staff accounts will be make the switch to Office 365 spam protection starting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017....
IT Services has completed installing a new critical patch on McGill’s Antivirus server, Trend Micro OfficeScan, on all campus computers and laptops.
Original Message posted July 17, 2017
IT Services will be installing a new critical patch on McGill’s Antivirus server, Trend Micro OfficeScan, on all campus computers and laptops. Home computers are not affected.
The upgrade will be staggered and performed on one of the following days:...
Due to construction at the downtown campus, wireless coverage is unavailable at the Roddick Gates and the Crossroads (the main entry road and the road in front of the Three Bares statue).
July 12, 2017:
IT Services have made the necessary repairs to the telephone system. All users will now have full access to their telephones.
ORIGINAL message: July 10, 2017:
Telephones situated in the north west section of the downtown campus are not functioning.
Technicians should have the problem resolved tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Update - July 4, 4:00 pm: The uPrint Anywhere issue has been resolved.
Original announcement- July 4, 12:50 pm:
uPrint Anywhere is a sub-service of uPrint which allows students, faculty and staff to send print jobs via email from any computer, laptop, or mobile device to a uPrint device on campus.
Note: Print jobs sent directly to uPrint via desktop computers using the uPrint drivers are not affected....
There is a malicious email circulating which comes from a McGill professor's account, which was compromised. It says that the sender has "shared an Important Document ..." and contains a link to OPEN FOLDER. See an example of this message below....