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Earthlight Communications Ltd is an end-to-end communications and IT solution provider, home grown right here in Dunedin – one of the world’s great small cities. Established in 1993, Earthlight has grown from being more than primarily just an Internet Service Provider.

Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) - What you need to know

You may have heard about the latest security issue to be reported. Here's a few facts to help you through your day.

1) An attacker needs to be in range of the WiFi network you are on, and be using specialised software to break in, and it takes time.

2) If your own device network traffic is encrypted then all an attacker sees once they break in is more encrypted data. They are no further ahead.

3) Major Developers and Manufacturers were first advised back in July. Windows updates earlier this month contained fixes for this exploit.

Our Quick! WiFi has the updates. These were pushed out in the last few days. For routers supplied and managed by us, we are working with manufacturers to obtain their updates and deploy also.

In summary, yep another day another security issue. We can help if you have any questions, just get in touch.
 

19 April:- We confirm there will be some system maintenance performed tonight between 9:30pm and 10:30pm. Staff will be onsite. We expect a couple of breaks of 5-10 minutes as key elements are worked on and restarted.

18 April:- We have had reports of some e-mail issues. Staff are investigating.

11:30am We have identified a faulty server and are preparing to rebuild on alternative hardware. Meantime e-mail traffic is being redirected to other mail servers. E-Mail traffic is flowing but there are some delays. This will ease as backlog is cleared.

2:15pm E-Mail is flowing and the backlog is clearing. Inbound e-mail is coming over our backup pathway and then on to you. For outbound some sending issues are still present as a result of load. We are working to remedy this.

3:15pm Additional capacity has been added to handle e-mail. Backlog is reducing and along with fewer reported issues sending.

5:00pm E-Mail service issues have been remedied. Staff will continue to monitor. We have additional servers in service to carry the email load. There is more work to be done starting with a 45 minute maintenance at 10:00pm on Thursday 19 April. We apologise for the disruption in e-mail service. Behind the scenes several recovery aspects did kick in as planned. There is more work to be done to smooth the backlog effect from service changeover. We will be reviewing this as the project continues.