10 February 2015
Please join members of the IBM Support & Services teams for this webcast as they discuss IBM Notes/Domino 8.0.x,
for which support is ends April 30, 2015. We want to ensure all of our clients are ready with any needed extended support.
In addition to some technical upgrade considerations, we will be discussing a special promotion called the
Upgrade Bridge Extended Support option. The special offer is good through March 31, 2015.
Topic: Do you have IBM Notes/Domino 8.0.x? Support ends April 30; Come learn upgrade considerations and special "Upgrade Bridge" support offer
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-6 hours) for 60 minutes
7 January 2015
IBM Domino could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to check
the contents of the padding bytes when using CBC cipher suites of some TLS implementations.
A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack could exploit this vulnerability
via a POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) like attack to decrypt sensitive information
and calculate the plaintext of secure connections. Note that Interim Fixes are cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous versions.
IBM Security Bulletin Fix Central
7 January 2015
So on Monday, Rometty and CFO Martin Schroeter had to tell Wall Street that they would not hit the target.
“Given our third-quarter performance, the actions we’re taking and with only 15 months till the end of 2015,
we no longer expect to deliver $20 operating earnings per share in 2015,” Schroeter said on the quarterly conference call.
A huge IBM selloff followed the news, and the shares dropped 7% in heavy volume. Some analysts on the call then questioned if IBM was in a “crises.”
But here’s the thing.
This could really be good news for IBM and Rometty. She’s no longer jumping through hoops to meet
an arbitrary EPS number selected by the previous CEO, from a tactic that made sense in 2007.
Source: Business Insider
7 January 2015
SHA-2 support for Domino 9.x is planned to be delivered over the next several weeks via an Interim Fix.
With this Interim Fix, Domino administrators will be able to configure Domino 9.x to use
a SHA-2 certificate over HTTP, SMTP, LDAP, POP, and IMAP. With a SHA-2 certificate in place,
users will be able to use a browser to connect to iNotes, XPages, traditional Domino Web apps,
and Sametime (based on Domino HTTP).
Once the Interim Fix is applied, browser users will not receive a security alert since Domino
will be configured with SHA-2. Domino administrators will be able to import a 3rd-party SHA-2 cert or
generate SHA-2 certs with the Domino Administrator client with Domino 9.x running the Interim Fix
on all supported platforms. As mentioned in the above section, the cryptographic infrastructure needed
to provide these features was new to Domino 9.x. For this reason, we will not be able to support SHA-2 on Domino 8.5.x.
Source: IBM Technote