Delayed mail to his.com and hers.com domains – resolved

Barracuda developed a problem today in their cloud layer, and some mail to addresses using the his.com and hers.com domain has been delayed.  Outgoing mail from those domains has not been affected. Barracuda is still working on the issue, but we’ve rerouted incoming his.com/hers.com mail and mail is coming in normally now.  There is undelivered mail in… Read More »

Delayed mail – mail.his.com, dc.his.com – resolved

A failed virus definition update caused delayed mail for accounts on mail.his.com and dc.his.com starting early Saturday morning, 10/22/2016.  This problem was resolved at about 9 AM – no mail was lost, and all queued mail has now been delivered.

Sterling, VA – partial outage

3:15 PM 5/24/2016:  A file server has failed at our Sterling, VA data center and some web sites are down.  We are restoring the affected sites from backup and will follow up with site owners as the sites are restored. 5:40 PM 5/24/2016:  All sites affected by the hardware failure have been restored.

Sterling, VA 15-minute outage – resolved

Centurylink had a network outage that affected our Sterling, VA data center for approximately 15 minutes starting at 7:03 AM EST 2/9/2016 until 7:18 AM EST. The problem has been resolved.

10/17/2015 – 11:00 AM – mail.his.com down – resolved

mail.his.com is temporarily down because of a hardware problem.   Check back for updates. 11:55 AM EDT – mail.his.com disk volumes are being checked for corruption.  Repair in progress. 12:10 PM EDT – disk check / repair continues … 12:27 PM EDT – repairs complete, mail.his.com back online 12:38 PM EDT – No mail was… Read More »

WordPress 4.3.1 Security Release

WordPress 4.3.1 is now available. This is a an important security notice affecting all previous versions of WordPress and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Being proactive in the protection of your site is of one of the most important aspects of having a solid web site security policy. This release includes… Read More »

WordPress 4.2.1 Critical Security Release

WordPress 4.2.1 Security Release WordPress 4.2.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. April 27, 2015 the WordPress team was made aware of a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could enable commenters to compromise a site. If your web site… Read More »

ISIL Defacements Exploiting WordPress Vulnerablities – update now

The FBI has warned that ISIL is exploiting vulnerabilities in WordPress sites running out-of-date versions of WordPress or old versions of certain plugins or themes to deface the sites. The FBI’s statement:  http://www.ic3.gov/media/2015/150407-1.aspx Sucuri’s writeup with mention of specific plugins to check:  http://blog.sucuri.net/2015/04/fbi-public-service-annoucement-defacements-exploiting-wordpress-vulnerabilities.html The current version of WordPress (as of 4/8/2015) is 4.1.1.  If you… Read More »

1/28/2015: reboots to patch for GHOST vulnerability

We are patching and rebooting all linux servers for the ‘GHOST‘ security vulnerability. Reboots aren’t needed often with linux, but because this patch replaces a library (glibc) that is used by many programs on each server, a reboot is required.