Author Archives: Kristofor Wilson

How to Protect Catapult Emails from POODLE

IBM recently published a security bulletin about an SSLv3 vulnerability called the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption (POODLE) attack. This vulnerability could give a remote attacker plaintext access to what would otherwise be an encrypted SSL session.

Catapult doesn’t use SSLv3 by default but has the ability to specify the SMTP authentication protocol from within the Poller. If you use SSLv3 for sending emails, we recommend switching to TLS.

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The Mo’s of ESDI

Since 1999 there has been a movement in November to spread awareness and promote discussion  in support of men’s health.  The event is Movember, and men from around the world participate every year by growing a mustache through out the month.  As in previous years, all funds raised by Canadian teams will go to Prostate Cancer Canada.

For the second year, ExcelSystems (the Technical Services and Product Development arm of BCD) has put together a team of participants and so far this year has been a wild success.  Our first attempt last year was fun but not so successful in cobbling together some coin. This year we’ve pulled out all the stops and thanks to many very generous donors, we’ve already raised over 100 times our previous years total and we’re just getting started.

So without further delay, here are the Mo’s of ESDI 2010!

Read the individual team member profiles or donate:
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