Center for Information Technology


The Irvin E. Houck Center for Information Technology (CIT) provides access to a wide variety of information technology resources including network access, e-mail, Windows and Macintosh computer labs, online registration for classes, an online course management and communication system, software and hardware repair, audio-visual resources, a full-service Technology Store, and educational technology support.
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News & Announcements

Beware of Phishing Messages!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Please be aware of "phishing" email messages appearing in your inbox! Pay particular attention to messages that ask you to click on a link and sign in with your email address and password to access "confidential documents." Learn how to identify this type of spam message and how to deal with it.
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The Heartbleed Encryption Bug: What You Need to Know and How to Protect Yourself

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Heartbleed Encryption Bug: What You Need to Know and How to Protect Yourself CIT is currently working to identify which, if any, Oberlin services are vulnerable to attack by the Heartbleed bug, an encryption flaw exploiting OpenSSL. If any web servers are found to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, CIT will quickly apply the necessary patches to update these systems. At present, there is no need to change the password for your ObieID or any other Oberlin College service. We will alert you if it becomes necessary to take additional action.
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CIT discontinues VirusBarrier anti-virus software license

Monday, March 10, 2014

CIT has discontinued its license for VirusBarrier, the previously College-provided anti-virus software for Macs. It is the opinion of CIT that viruses are not a major threat to Mac computers and many anti-virus programs waste valuable system resources and may make computers run more slowly. Users currently running VirusBarrier on their computers should uninstall it. As is the case Windows computers on campus, CIT suggests that those Mac users wishing to run anti-virus software should choose a free solution from the Mac App Store.
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New sign-in page for OCMail and other Google services

Friday, February 14, 2014

All Google Apps services are getting a new sign-in page that’s consistent regardless of the URL from where you sign in. When you go to, you'll see a new login box that will require not just your username but your entire Oberlin email address. The rollout of this new sign-in page began in January and is expected to appear for all OCMail users by March 1.
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CIT implements new printing system

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

CIT implements new printing system Beginning summer 2013, CIT is implementing a product called PaperCut to enable printing in the computer lab. In addition to removing the need to swipe ObieID cards at print release stations for each print job, PaperCut also allows users to see how many pages they've printed and what environmental impact, including carbon and energy usage, that has.
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