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Email Not Arriving in Your China Mail Account? Fear Not
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 26 August 2017 12:55 AM

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China has being busy cracking down on Email Hosting, Web Hosting and VPN providers lately. As a direct result, large chunks of foreign hosted systems, mainly email servers hosted in the United States and Europe have had their IPs blacklisted on the Great Firewall of China, meaning emails sent from these blacklisted servers for China bites the dust at the Wall. Fortunately we have work around solutions for this! So if you have all of a sudden stopped receiving all emails from your HQs / Partners / Clients that use overseas email service, then please contact or +86 21-5404-3999 and we will facilitate to get you reconnected to your business in no time!

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To All Hard Working System Admins
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 25 August 2017 01:57 PM

Courtesy of SOPHOS.

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If you recently bought a new PC or assembled one yourself with a new CPU and decided to install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on it, you will not be able to update these operating systems. Microsoft won't deliver updates for you any more. While these operating systems are still supported, Microsoft is disabling the ability to receive updates for the following CPUs:

  • Intel seventh (7th)-generation processors (Kaby Lake) or later
  • AMD "Bristol Ridge" (Seventh generation) or newer
  • Qualcomm "8996"

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Are VPNs About to Get Banned in China ?
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 30 June 2017 03:27 PM

You've likely got a VPN App (or two) on your phone to help visit inaccessible websites in China like Facebook and Instagram. But starting next month, they might be impossible to use.

According to rumors circulating online this week, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) will be completely removed from Apple and Android's Chinese app markets by July 1, 2017. 

The rumors started swirling on social media recently after popular VPN provider Green announced that it would cease operations on July 1. A post on Green's website said that the company had received "notice from the higher authorities," which indicates the shutdown is mandatory.

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'Petya' Ransomware Attack Strikes Companies Across Europe & US
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 28 June 2017 10:19 PM

Victims of a major ransomware cyberattack that has spread through the US and Europe can no longer unlock their computers even if they pay the ransom.

The “Petya” ransomware has caused serious disruption at large firms including the advertising giant WPP, French construction materials company Saint-Gobain and Russian steel and oil firms Evraz and Rosneft.

Infected computers display a message demanding a Bitcoin ransom worth $300. Those who pay are asked to send confirmation of payment to an email address. However, that email address has been shut down by the email provider.

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BA IT Systems Failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was INTERRUPTED
Posted by Geoff - SSBG on 05 June 2017 12:55 PM

Earlier this week Alex Cruz, BA's chief exec, said a major "power surge" at 0930 on Saturday 27 May caused the airline's systems to "collapse". Its Boadicea House (BoHo) data centre went down for around a quarter of an hour, seemingly taking the airline's failover systems with it.

The resulting mess caused total chaos for tens of thousands of passengers, stranding them overseas, sending their luggage hither and thither, and grounding aircraft while frantic staff tried to sort out the madness.

See Full Article here or download the PDF version of this article here.

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