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, audiovisual resources, a full-service Technology Store, and educational technology support.
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News & Announcements

Help Desk Hours for Summer 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Help Desk Hours for Summer 2017 Beginning Tuesday, May 30 and running until the beginning of the fall semester, the CIT Help Desk will be open every weekday until 5:30 p.m. including the lunch hour from 12:00–1:00 p.m. Faculty, staff, and students can call the Help Desk beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily and walk in to visit us once the Mudd Library opens at 10:00 a.m.
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HP Keylogger Installed in Audio Driver

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A keylogger has been discovered in an audio driver that is preinstalled on several HP Elitebook laptops, some models of which have been sold through the Oberlin Technology Store. HP has issued an update for the driver and anyone suspecting that they may have the older version is advised to install the fix as soon as possible.
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CIT Makes Change to Password Policy

Monday, December 05, 2016

In an effort to increase digital security at Oberlin, CIT has made a change to ObieID password policy. For several years it has been the case that you cannot reuse any of your last three passwords. Beginning this week, you will not be permitted to reuse any ObieID passwords you have used before. Each time you are prompted to change your password, you will need to come up with a new, unique password.
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Adobe Creative Cloud Now FREE for Active Oberlin College Faculty and Staff

Thursday, September 08, 2016

CIT and the Oberlin Technology Store are excited to announce that Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC are now completely free for all active Oberlin College faculty and staff members. As an additional benefit, qualifying faculty and staff may also purchase a steeply discounted home version of the software to install on non-College owned computers.
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New Spear-Phishing Email Targets Oberlin College

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Please be aware of "phishing" email messages appearing in your inbox! Pay particular attention to messages that ask you to click on a download link to retrieve files from someone you know. Learn how to identify this type of spam message and how to deal with it.
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Disable Wireless Printing for Faster Internet Connections

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Your wireless printer may be interfering with your own and others' internet connections. Be a good digital neighbor and shut off these features to ensure that speeds stay fast for everyone!
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CIT Extends OCMail Beyond Graduation

Monday, May 09, 2016

Wherever life after graduation takes you, your Oberlin email account will follow along, too. In an effort to help graduates transition to the world outside Oberlin, stay connected to the college community, and in accordance with the Oberlin College Strategic Plan 2016–2021, CIT extends the use of your OCApps account beyond graduation. Your OCApps account will remain active for approximately four years* after graduation. Your account will be deleted on the Friday before Commencement, four years after you graduate.
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Ransomware 101: What it Is, How You Get It, and How to Protect Yourself

Friday, April 01, 2016

Ransomware is a serious security threat that has data-kidnapping capabilities. This virus encrypts your computer, attempting to extort you into paying a ransom to regain access. Without paying the scammers, there is no way to your recover files. Do you know how to protect yourself?
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CrashPlan: Free Backups for Faculty and Staff

Monday, August 17, 2015

CIT is now providing an enterprise-level, centralized, and automated digital data backup service called CrashPlan for Enterprise to all faculty and staff members free of charge. The setup takes just a few minutes, so make it a priority before the semester begins.
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