There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "1 New Message". This email prompts users to renew their McGill account information in order not to lose access to their email services. Users are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update their account information. See an example of this phishing message below.
RESOLVED: The McGill Marketplace is now available. Original announcement, March 13: Due to system issues, the McGill MarketPlace is currently experiencing issues and is unavailable. We are working towards a resolution and apologize for the inconvenience.
For the continual improvement to our network service, and to meet McGill’s evolving administrative and research security requirements, McGill IT Services will be increasing network filtering focused on threat protection. This increased security measure will restrict access to the following services, such that they may only be accessed from an authenticated VPN connection or from the McGill internal network:
There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "Library Account". This email prompts users to re-new their McGill account information in order not to lose access to library and other campus services. Users are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update their account information. See an example of this phishing message below.
There is a phishing email circulating to users. It prompts users to re-new their McGill University account certificate and to click on a fraudulent link to update their record. See an example of this phishing message below.
Several spam emails containing offensive subject lines and no content in the actual email body have been reported.
A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Past Due Invoice". A sample of one of the emails is shown below.
There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that there has been a security concern on Campus, and to click on a fraudulent link to read and follow the protocol. See an example of this phishing message below.
McGill IT Services would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of logging off from your Windows session on all campus computers, including podium PCs used during teaching sessions.
Leaving a computer with your personal Windows session open can allow subsequent users to access your McGill personal network storage (e.g. your P: or R: drive) and to open and send email messages from your McGill email account using the Outlook application on that computer.
When you have finished using a public computer, be sure to do the following:
If you ride the inter-campus shuttle bus, you have to check out the Shuttle Bus Tracker. It's a mobile-friendly website that uses Google Maps to show the location and speed of each bus along its route.
So simple to use -- just point your browser to http://shuttle.mcgill.ca. Click the colorful icons to see how fast the nearest bus is approaching.
This year the tracker has been updated for greater reliability and more precise data.
Update: December 30, 2016
We have received word that the vendor has not been able to extend the old license key. If you have Trend for Mac installed and you see a message saying the "Trial Expires on December 31", you will need to enter a new license key to activate it for 2017. Please follow the instructions in step 2 of the article Install Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac.