***ALERT*** Digium Switchvox Cloud Circuit Failure ***ALERT***

ATTENTION ALL SWITCHVOX PHONE SYSTEM CUSTOMERS: DIGIUM HAS ALERTED US TO A MAJOR CIRCUIT FAILURE IN THEIR PRIMARY DATA CENTER, ALL PHONE CALLS HAVE ALREADY BEEN RE-ROUTED TO THE SECONDARY FACILITIES HOWEVER SOME CUSTOMER MAY EXPERIENCE CHOPPY OR BROKEN UP PHONE CALLS FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. WE WILL UPDATE YOU WITH ANOTHER BLAST WITH UPDATED INFORMATION AS SOON AS IT’S AVAILABLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ALSO IMPACTS OUR SERVICES AND WE WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE WITH INFORMATION. THANK YOU, INTERLOCK VOIP SUPPORT TEAM

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Connectivity Issues – Exchange 2010

Connectivity-Microsoft Exchange Updates We have received reports from some users who are experiencing connectivity issues to our Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment. We are currently investigating the situation and will have it resolved as soon as possible. Additional updates will be posted as they become available. Thank you for your patience.

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Email Maintenance Tonight

We will be performing network maintenance in our email environment Friday, May 16 at 9:00 PM Central through Saturday, May 17 at 5:00 AM Central. During this maintenance customers may experience intermittent failures with any and/or all of our services. We will make every effort to minimize customer impact and duration, and appreciate your patience as we work to improve the quality of our service.

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Microsoft issues Internet Explorer security fix

For all of our customers, we have already triggered a forced update to install this patch for all systems. SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft issued a fix on Thursday for a security flaw in Internet Explorer that led the Department of Homeland Security to suggest users change browsers until the problem was solved. The fix updates the computers of all users of the Windows operating system who have automatic updates turned on, the company said on its security response page. You can read the full details of the fix here:

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Microsoft issues workaround for Internet Explorer bug

Microsoft has issued a work around for the security problem within internet explorer including an illustrated walk-through. Here is the walk-through guide SAN FRANCISCO — While a patch has not yet been issued, Microsoft has posted instructions on how users can protect the two most recent versions of Internet Explorer against a security flaw announced over the weekend. The security flaw allows attackers to slip malicious code into an innocuous website, using a compromised file. Continue Reading….

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Flash update fixes bug unrelated to IE zero-day flaw

This is a rather dangerous situation, we are recommending that all of our customers not use Internet Explorer until further notice on our blog. Adobe and Microsoft patch a critical zero-day security flaw in Adobe’s Flash Player that is actively being used to target Windows users, but the bug is different from an unpatched hole in Internet Explorer. Read more about it here.

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Surprise: Phone Metadata Gives Away The Most Secret of Your Secrets

Many of our customers think we are a touch on the extreme side when we speak about the security risks for seemingly minuscule things around the office network. The truth is, little things as simple as allowing your customers to get on your wireless networks, use NFC data transfers from smart phones or using unencrypted mobile devices with sensitive business data on them can lead to very serious problems and data loss. Here is a great article from Gizmodo that describes what sort of information can be taken from the data on your smartphone that in some cases, is freely available if you know how to get it. If you’re […]

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The Fix for Apple’s Scary OS X Security Flaw Is Here

Apple has prepared a fix for the scary OS X security flaw that lets somebody with “privileged access” to your network connection get at information you think is secure. It’s in the App Store now. Here’s what you need to know about the fix. An Apple spokesperson has confirmed that the 10.9.2 update addresses SSL in OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks. The update is slow to show up in the web iTunes listing for OS X, but if you fire up the App Store on your Mac it will find the update. Click here to read the full story.

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Why Apple’s Recent Security Flaw Is So Scary

On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which “an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.” That’s the understated version. Another way to put it? Update your iPhone right now. Oh, and by the way, OS X has the same issues—except there’s no fix out yet. Click here to read the full story.

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