Friday, June 25, 2010

Scheduled server maintenance on Tuesday 29 June 2010

One of our service providers will be upgrading network equipment between the hours of 7:00am and 9:59 am (EEST) on Tuesday 29 June 2010. During this time some packet loss (slow or broken connections) may occur. If you experience any problems during this time, please wait a few minutes and try again.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Some Google services blocked in Turkey

Turkish ISPs are blocking access to many Google services including the Vista Interactive Support blog (hosted on Google's Blogger service) due to an ongoing issue with a ban on YouTube.

CyberLaw has several articles about this situation and the legal action being taken.

It is possible to bypass the blockage by using a proxy server or secure tunnel.

Scam/Phishing emails

A new series of malicious emails are hitting inboxes. They claim to come from your domain name and might look like this:
From: "your domain name support" your domain name>
Subject: your domain name account notification

Dear Customer,

This e-mail was send by vista-interactive.com to notify you that we have temporanly prevented access to your account.

We have reasons to beleive that your account may have been accessed by someone else. Please run attached file and Follow instructions.

(C) vista-interactive.com

Notice the spelling errors and poor grammar - usually an indication of a junk message. If you get a message like this, DO NOT follow the instructions or open any attachment. It may contains a virus or attempt to capture your username and password. Messages like this do not come from Vista Interactive. Delete them.

Please contact us for technical support or if you suspect your email account has been compromised.
See our earlier Scam email warning post for information on how to tell if an email from Vista Interactive is real.

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