05.29.14 PHISHING ALERT

    Please be aware of emails appearing to come from the University asking you to click on a link to view an email message. This is a PHISHING attempt. DO NOT click on the link. Delete the message immediately.Remember to always check the URL before logging into a website!

    05.21.14 Scheduled Maintenance Window for Faculty/Staff Email

    The university will have a scheduled maintenance window for faculty/staff email on Friday, May 23, beginning at 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. This planned outage will NOT cause any interruption in the ability to send/store emails.


    All scheduled outages and maintenance will have current up-to-date news on the iTech website. If you need to address an issue concerning this outage, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) before Wednesday, May 21.

    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 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.