SEP, Sametime Gateway and Yahoo

If you use Symantec Endpoint Protection to protect your IBM Lotus Sametime Gateway, the awareness for Yahoo users may not work for the time being, but AOL, Google and other Sametime communities are working correctly.

The reason for this may be the Symantec Intrusion Prevention which detects a “Telnet SoftEther VPN Software” coming from a Yahoo Gateway IP address.

SEP Warning

As documented here it might be a false positive.

This signature might false positive if any other application attempts SSL-style handshake on a Telnet port. Currently this behavior is thought to be restricted to SoftEther.

Disabling this rule in the SEP configuration will (temporarily) solve the issue, but of course, no guarantee that it is not an attack ;-)

BES 5.0 “Filed Messages” Bug

There’s a new bug in Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0 for IBM Lotus Domino with filed messages coming back to the inbox.

A BlackBerry smartphone user files email messages into folders using their BlackBerry smartphone. After wireless reconciliation occurs, these email messages are moved back into the inbox.

RIM describes it in its Blackberry Technical Solution Center and currently there is no known workaround.

According to, this bug occurs in BES 5.0 MR3, but I cannot find any hint in RIM’s Technical Solution Center about that.

Do you know Skynet?

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Yes you do, because most of you know the Terminator movie series with Arnold Schwarzenegger. For those who do not know what Skynet is – it’s an artificial intelligence system which became self-aware and decided to terminate its constructor, the humanity by initiating a nuclear war. Most of the mankind died and the remaining humans had to fight an inexorable and hopeless war against Skynet and its machines (T-800, T-1000).

Why do I write about that? Here is the story: