Announcements

    05.07.14 Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

    Some versions of Internet Explorer contain a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to gain the same user rights as the current user. In an effort to protect the Southern Miss environment, iTech has pushed the Internet Explorer critical security update to all computers that are currently on the University's Active Directory system.  If you are on Active Directory, your computer will be protected.

     

    If you are not on Active Directory, or are unsure if you are, please use the Microsoft Windows Update tool that provides updates like service packs and patches for Windows operating system and other Microsoft software.  To check for updates, go to http://goo.gl/fOa4UP for instructions.

     

    If you need assistance, please contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266-4357.

     

    04.28.14 SPAM Alert

    Emails are going to campus asking you to click on link to upgrade your Outlook Web Apps 2014 account. This is SPAM! Do not CLICK ON LINK!!

    04.17.14 Beware of The Heartbleed Bug

    A flaw in the software used throughout the Internet has been discovered in the Heartbleed Bug. Although servers on campus were minimally affected, iTech encourages you to change your password on your general online accounts.

    Mashable has compiled a list on its website of Internet companies that were vulnerable to the bug. For more information, read about the Heartbleed Bug here.

    University Scheduled Phone Outage March 13

    The university will have a scheduled telephone outage on Thursday, March 13, beginning at 6 p.m.and ending at 6:45 p.m. This planned outage will affect all incoming and outgoing calls on the Hattiesburg campus, which includes local, local area, long distance and emergency calls. It will also affect any calls from the Gulf Coast campuses to numbers outside the 228 area code as those calls are redirected through the main campus.

    Please note you will experience a brief disruption of service for phone access during this time. All scheduled outages and maintenance will have current up-to-date news on the iTech website under recent news.

    If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) before Thursday, March 6.

    02.20.14 Scheduled Email Maintenance for Faculty/Staff Email

    iTech will have a scheduled maintenance window today, on Thursday, Feb.20, beginning at 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. for faculty/staff email.  This planned outage could potentially cause a brief disruption of service for email access from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. All scheduled outages and maintenance will have current up-to-date news on the iTech website at www.usm.edu/itech under recent news.

    If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).