Announcements

    10.26.12 Security Announcement: False E-mails

    Recently, the Southern Miss community has been receiving phishing E-mails asking you to verify your e-mail and prompting you click on a link to go to the verification page. This is SPAM!

    Phishing is the practice of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and/or financial details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity such as the help desk. Phishing is typically carried out by email requesting your personal information, directing you to a false website, or email attachment containing a virus.

    Always verify the sender of the E-mail before opening it and the website credentials. If you can't verify the sender/website, delete the message immediately.

    No one from the University will ever ask you for your personal information. That belongs to you and should be kept safe. For further assistance, contact the iTech Help Desk immediately at 601.266.HELP.

    10.24.12 SOARFIN Scheduled Outage and Maintenance

    SOARFIN will be down for two hours to apply required updates to the database beginning Friday evening, October 26, beginning at 9 p.m. Go to www.usm.edu/itech for up-to-date news. If you need to address an issue concerning any of these outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

    10.15.12 Student Wireless News

    More than 4,500 have joined and are using the new USM Wireless network. This is a great start to the complete migration and elimination of the USMStudent network. If you have not taken the steps to move to this new network, please do so at your earliest convenience.

    To access this network, complete a one-time configuration by first connecting to the “USM Help” network. This configuration process will only take a few minutes to complete. Once completed, you will automatically be connected to the “USM” network and directed to the Southern Miss website. You will no longer have to enter your campus ID and password each time to access the wireless network at Southern Miss. For an additional convenience, all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including phones and tablets, may also be configured to access the “USM” wireless network.

    The USMStudent network will be discontinued on November 26, 2012.

    If you need assistance to configure your device, go to the iTech website and click on Service Catalog/Connections and Accounts/Student Wireless (www.usm.edu/itech/student-wireless), or you may call the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Faculty/staff will start using this network in the near future; watch for additional communications.

    10.23.12 SOARFIN Scheduled Outage and Maintenance

    SOARFIN will be down for two hours to apply required updates to the database beginning Friday evening, October 26, beginning at 9 p.m. Go to www.usm.edu/itech for up-to-date news. If you need to address an issue concerning any of these outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

    10.18.2012 - Phishing Email Alert

    PHISHING ATTEMPT: If you receive an email stating what's below, do not respond to the email or click any of the links. Delete immediately. For more information, contact the Help Desk at 601.266.4357.

    Phishing email example:
    "Your Email Account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2012 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and your important files. A DGTFX virus has been detected in your folders. To re-validate your mailbox please CLICK HERE

    Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience.
    System Administrator "