Announcements

    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).

    02.20.14 iTech Security Announcement: Phishing E-mails

    Recently, the Southern Miss community has been receiving phishing E-mails prompting you to restore your e-mail quota by clicking a link to clear up space. WARNING: this is an attempt to steal the password used for your email and SOAR accounts.  No one from iTech will ever ask you for your password via E-mail. That belongs to you and should be kept safe.