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Announcement - SSBG 2018 CNY Holiday
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 09 February 2018 02:46 PM


Please Note:

will be closed for the coming Chinese New Year holidays:

- Feb 11 (Sun) to Feb 14 (Wed): Work
- Feb 15 (Thu) to Feb 21 (Wed): Closed for Holiday
- Feb 22 (Thu) to Feb 24 (Sat): Work

If you have an emergency we can be contacted on our hotline 800-988-1161 (MSA Customers Only)

SSBG wishes you all a Happy and Relaxing Year of the Dog!

SSBG 春节假期安排如下:

- 2月11号(周日)至2月14号(周三):上班
- 2月15号(周四)至 2月21号(周三):春节放假
- 2月22号(周四)至 2月24号(周六):上班


SSBG 祝您新春快乐!

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This week, news of massive security vulnerabilities afflicting every modern model of Intel processor went public, even as developers for practically every major platform frantically rushed to roll out fixes. Much more information has now become available about Meltdown and Spectre, a group of attack methods malicious parties could use to break into some of the most sensitive inner workings of any device using the affected CPUs.

Here’s what we know so far.

What’s the problem?

In 2017, Google’s Project Zero team in collaboration with researchers at a number of different universities identified an absolutely massive problem with speculative execution, one of the techniques employed in modern microprocessors as a way of improving performance. 

Essentially, when a processor uses speculative execution, instead of performing tasks strictly sequentially, it predicts which calculations it might need to do subsequently. It then solves them in advance and in parallel fashion. The result is that the CPU wastes some cycles performing unnecessary calculations, but performs chains of commands much faster than if it waited to process them one after the other.

However, there’s a serious flaw in the way modern processors are hardcoded to use speculative execution—they don’t check permissions correctly and leak information about speculative commands that don’t end up being run. Whoops.

See Full Article here

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Merry Christmas !
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 18 December 2017 03:57 PM

Merry Xmas
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas filled with happiness and fun !

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Email Settings
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 23 November 2017 07:00 PM
Dear SSBG Email Customers,

As part of our remedy against the DDoS attacks on our email gateways this week, we will be enforcing just ONE set of standard email settings effective @ 0:00 11/24/2017. Most of you are already configured with these settings, however, there are a few that have being set up with our alternative email gateway. So if you experience any issues tomorrow morning connecting to your email, please double check your mail settings against the following:

Incoming Mail Server (POP3):
POP3 Port: 110
Encryption Type: None

Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):
SMTP Port: 25 or 587
Encryption Type: None

If you still have email connectivity issues despite having the above settings tomorrow morning, please do not hesitate to contact SSBG via our ticketing system @ or call our team on +86 (0) 21 54043999 ext 2.

Once again we apologize for the disruptions caused this week and we thank you very much for your patience and understanding.


Helpdesk Team
SSBG IT Solutions

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Emergency Maintenance - 11/23/2017
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 22 November 2017 07:18 PM

Dear SSBG Email Customers,

First of all we would like to apologize for the recent email disruptions since this Monday 11/20/2017. The root cause of these disruptions was an enhanced DDoS attack against our email gateways. We are still working to remedy this issue and part of this remedy requires us to temporarily disable our mail server for a 2 hour window between 0:00 – 2:00 on 11/23/2017. Please be well noted of this emergency maintenance and we thank you for using SSBG IT Solutions.

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Email Server Issues Resolved
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 20 November 2017 11:14 AM
Dear SSBG Email Customers,

We have resolved the Email Server issues which prevented users from sending out emails via SMTP that started at 10am this morning. The issue was ISP related and our system admins just confirmed the connections are working again. Once again we apologize for any inconveniences caused.

We are rolling out a major email server security upgrade (no downtime involved) later on this week to include SSL/TLS security for your email services. SECURE POP3/IMAP/SMTP ports will become available and this upgrade should also improve your connectivity to our Email Server when you are travelling overseas if you change your port settings to the secure ones. Legacy email ports such as 110 for POP3, 25 for SMTP, and 143 for IMAP will still be available so rest assured no disruptions will be caused even if you don't change to our new port settings. 

Stay tuned and we will update you with the additional secure port settings after the upgrade later on this week.

Thank you for using SSBG Hosted Email !

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