MSU-Northern students, faculty and staff - Use the ITS Help Desk as the first point of contact for your technology problems, questions & services!
Information Technology Services Help Desk
Cowan Hall 117B Telephone Support:
ITS will NEVER ask you to send information about your account like passwords or other sensitive personal information via email.
Use MSUN's Network Drives
Why use a Network Drive? A computer’s local hard drive is a mechanical device that can fail. Network drives, on the other hand, are "redundant" - this means the have multiple drives and if one fails the data is shifted to a working drive. Network drives are backed-up regularly...
Did you know...
Did you know that merely by clicking on a link in an email or chat, or opening an attachment, or not having up-to-date software could make it possible for someone to...
» Read all your email or instant messages?
» View your grades or change your course schedule?
» Read or change anything on your computer?
» Read or change anything accessed from your computer?
» Turn on your computer's microphone to listen in on conversations?
» Use your computer for a computer crime for which you may be blamed?
Find out about the risks and how to help keep your computer secure...
How We Can Assist You...
If you need a computer account, have forgotten your password, or have a question about your University desktop computer or the campus phone system, we can help you. The ITS staff can:
- assist Northern faculty, staff, and students with accounts on MSUN's computer systems
- resolve password or other access problems with MSUN servers
- answer questions about supported hardware and software on MSUN desktop and administrative server systems
- monitor network and computer system outages
- repair University-owned and supported hardware for faculty and staff
- answer questions and resolve issues with the campus phone system and voicemail accounts
- the Media & Reprographics Center can do high-speed, color and oversized copying, comb binding, laminating, layout and design, and facilitates METNET (Montana Educational Telecommunications NETwork) Interactive Video System.
Combating Mobile Malware
All smartphone users — as well as enterprise IT teams — need to be aware of the severity of mobile malware and take steps to avoid it. Here are some tips that can help.
Tip #9. Watch what you open
Just as you would with your PC, be careful of any emails, attachments, and URLs you open. This is just good Internet practice. Don't open suspicious attachments or follow links to unfamiliar Web sites.
Navigating this Site
Across the top of each page is a yellow navigation bar that gives you access to all the sections of this Web site.
Below the yellow navigation bar are "breadcrumbs" that show you where the page you are viewing is located in the ITS website. You can use the breadcrumb links to navigate back up through the hierarchy of this website.
The Quick Links box at the top of the left hand column of all the pages provides quick access to frequently used pages.
On most pages below the Quick Links box is an In This Section... box that provides links to all the pages in the particular section of the web site you are currently visiting.
If you can't figure out what section the information you are seeking might be in, try the Site Index.
Yahoo! Technology News
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Man who sued Facebook's Zuckerberg must face fraud charges: judge
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York businessman must face criminal fraud charges for trying to claim a billion-dollar stake in social media company Facebook Inc, a federal judge ruled on Friday. Paul Ceglia, 40, is accused of forging a 2003 contract with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that supposedly entitled him to part ownership of the company. After an hour-long hearing in New York, U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter rejected Ceglia's request to throw out the charges, finding he had failed to meet the "high standard" needed to dismiss a grand jury indictment. Ceglia sued Zuckerberg and Facebook in 2010 in a federal court in Buffalo, New York, claiming that he and Zuckerberg had signed a contract while Zuckerberg was a freshman at Harvard University for Ceglia to invest $1,000 in a planned social networking website.
|Sat, 08 Mar 2014 01:00:29 -0500|
Mexico telecoms regulator reins in Slim and his empire
By Tomas Sarmiento and Christine Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's telecommunications watchdog unveiled a slew of regulations on Friday to claw back the massive telephone business of billionaire Carlos Slim, but said it would not order a break-up of his companies for now. Mexico is trying to open up its phone and TV industries to more competition following last year's passage of a major telecoms reform that targets the vast market shares enjoyed by Slim and the country's no. 1 broadcaster, Televisa. Slim's America Movil controls about 80 percent of Mexico's fixed-line business via its Telmex unit and some 70 percent of the mobile sector through its Telcel unit. As was expected, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) declared America Movil "dominant", and therefore needs to be subject to tougher regulation.