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Trend Micro’s hosted email security product is experiencing a global brownout. The security company’s Japanese support pages say the incident started on Monday afternoon at 1515 UTC, or a quarter past midnight in Tokyo, and has not been resolved at the time of writing more than ten hours later. Trend’s sparse notification …

  1. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    WOPR spam

    I'm imagining a "War Games" scenario of blocking inbound mail and rerouting outbound mail.

    Blocking Yahoo, AOL, QQ, SendGrid... Sending via AWS.

    Blocking AWS, OVH, Google, Chinamobile... Sending via ProofPoint.

    Blocking ProofPoint, China, Thailand, India, Russia, France, Brazil, USA, Egypt, Vietnam... Sending via Germany.

    Blocking 0::0/0. Sending via \0

    Error: The only winning move is not to play.

    Would you like a carrier pigeon?

    1. Potemkine! Silver badge

      Re: WOPR spam

      Would you like a carrier pigeon?

      Ah ,the good old RFC 1149! Very bad latency, but very good bandwidth.

      1. Korev Silver badge

        Re: WOPR spam

        RFC1149 doesn't need much preparation, in fact you can just wing it...

  2. IGotOut Silver badge

    Is that still allowed?

    "Brownout" I mean.

    Surely some CEO and ethics commitee has deemed it unacceptable, whilst working on a project about which country to exploit, now China is to expensive.

  3. Stork


    That’s good, right?

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