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DNS Vulnerability affecting DrayTek

As per the various news reports there is a DNS Vulnerability affecting DrayTek routers. Over the past few days we have been auditing clients who have vulnerable models and a valid maintenance contract with ourselves. Work is already underway to patch devices in this instance however, we would advise all clients with Draytek hardware to check if there device is affected and update firmware as required:

Please see below 3rd party link for full details.

DNS Vulnerability Strikes Popular DrayTek Broadband ISP Routers

As a measure we will be blocking the DNS server used for the exploit on our network. However this could result is a loss of service should your device already be compromised. This unfortunately is a better option than using the compromised DNS server as detailed in the above news report.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

15/03/2018 – Telehouse North (THN) Enablement & Network Expansion

We are pleased to advise that we have recently added Telehouse North to our network location list and will begin enabling this for service over the next few months.

During this time we will be making changes to the current network located in Level3 Goswell Road in order to felicitate this. We hope to keep service disruption to a minimum and NOC notices will be published in advance of any works and the resulting impact they may have to your service.

Goswell Road as a result will be retired and all remaining services moved to our own in house data center. Details on this will follow as the THN migration is planned and the final build phase on our facility is completed.

Structured Communications – Christmas 2017 Change Freeze

Structured Communications will be implementing a change freeze from Monday 18/12/2017 at 01:00 GMT until Thursday 04/01/2018 at 09:00 GMT. This freeze is implemented every year during the busy Christmas period to ensure that no changes are made to our network or infrastructure which could affect services.

The freeze includes all changes to the network, non-essential maintenance, non-pre-planned change requests and infrastructure changes. Structured won’t be undertaking any planned maintenance during this time, unless we are responding to a fault.

Support tickets will not be affected by this change along with christmas changes to PBXs and current “inflight” orders already processing.

If you have any further questions regarding this freeze, please get in touch.