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Worldwide ransomware attack 5/12/2017

On May 12, 2017, hackers exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows have attacked a large number of PCs worldwide, including hospitals in the UK and elsewhere and have infected vulnerable PCs with “ransomware” demanding payment in order to unlock the infected computer.  The malware propagates by tricking email recipients into clicking on infected attachments.  Once… Read More »

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 »

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.

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 »