CICS transactions on the mainframe are currently unavailable. This may affect portions of the Student Information channel in iCampus. AIS Systems staff are currently working to resolve the problem. TSO transactions and web access are still available.
The Help Desk has received numerous reports of degraded performance during the iCampus Portal and WebMail login process. Systems staff are currently looking into the problem and hope to have the performance issue resolved shortly. We will post more information as it becomes available.
The issues with the mail server have been resolved.
The Help Desk is again receiving reports of mail server issues. As before, system administrators are addressing the matter.
Users are reporting problems logging into and using client-based mail (like Thunderbird, Eudora, Outlook, etc.) in addition to web-based mail (like Webmail and iCampus). The system administrators are aware of this event and are working to resolve this issue.
The W32/Mywife@MM virus has received coverage in the news. This virus will overwrite files on infected computers; it spreads through email and through the network. Computers running McAfee VirusScan with DAT4642 are protected against this virus. The campus also has security measures in place which protect against this virus at the network level. As always, users are instructed to avoid opening email attachments they were not expecting to receive, even if the email appears to be from a trusted source. For more information on the Win32/Mywife@MM virus, please visit http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_138027.htm.
What appears to be a new virus (this is not yet confirmed) with subjects concerning an alleged rape on campus has been reported on campus. The message appears to come from southern.edu and contains an attachment that must be assumed to be a live virus or trojan file. Do not open the attachment and delete the message immediately. Once the virus is identified and anti-virus files updated, this page will be updated with that information.
This virus has now been confirmed to be the W32/Brepibot.gen trojan. The 4684 .DAT file has been released and includes detection for the trojan. It is recommended that you update your McAfee anti-virus to 4684 ASAP to detect and clean this trojan.