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Wednesday, October 30

To combat ever-increasing cyber attacks aimed at higher education, OIT now offers Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for students. MFA adds a verification step to your OHIO login, making it harder for a cyber criminal to use a lost or stolen password to access your account. This feature is a great way to protect sensitive personal and financial data.

Monday, October 21

OIT's ongoing, multi-year network upgrade is having a positive impact on students’ academic careers already, thanks to an internship program in collaboration with the J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies.

Wednesday, October 9

Every click, share, send, and post you make creates a digital trail that can be exploited by cybercriminals. Be familiar with and routinely check privacy settings to help protect your privacy and limit cybercrimes.

Monday, October 7

Cybercriminals are very good at getting personal information from unsuspecting victims, and the methods are getting more sophisticated as technology evolves. Apply additional layers of security to your devices – like Multi-Factor Authentication – to better protect your personal information.

Wednesday, October 2

On Sep. 24, 2019, OHIO email users found themselves unable to send messages to anyone outside of the university for several hours. The way this outage happened demonstrates just how connected the online world can be and just how important it is to maintain a unique password for your OHIO login.

Friday, September 20

Software and security updates are about to get a whole lot easier for many university-owned Mac computers. Over the next few months, OIT will roll out a new Mac Management application called Self Service to all university departments. Self-Service offers one-click installers for university-licensed software packages and automatically takes care of required security updates.

Friday, September 20

If you have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro that you downloaded from the OIT Software page or that was installed on your university-owned computer via Software Center, Managed Software Center, or Self Service, that copy will stop working on November 1, 2019. You have several options, depending on how you use Acrobat.

Thursday, June 13

As OHIO and Microsoft move toward requiring more secure methods of signing into online services, some applications like the built-in Mail and Calendar apps that come with Android, iOS 10 or older, Mac OS 10.13 or older, and IMAP/POP clients like Thunderbird, Eudora, and Pine will no longer be compatible. Outlook 2013 and older versions also will be affected. If you use one of these applications, you can expect to hear from OIT in the coming months about upgrading to a supported client or app. 

Thursday, September 6

To support the University’s decision to brand itself exclusively as “OHIO," OIT will retire the ohiou.edu internet domain in favor of ohio.edu on Dec. 21, 2018. From December 21, 2018 through June 30, 2019, ohiou.edu web addresses will redirect to a page that informs visitors of the name change and recommends that they replace “ohiou.edu” with “ohio.edu” in the address they were trying to reach.