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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 11 Mar 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 70 : "text" format

Table of contents
T4 and T5 carrier systemsKevin Bowling
Google Confirms Serious Chrome Security Problem – Here's How To Fix ItBill Horne
Serious Chrome zero-day – Google says update "right this minute"Monty Solomon
Re: Verizon experiences issues in Beatrice, Nebraska area HAncock4
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <c178365b-a1c5-cd67-a824-0afeb02548dd@gmail.com> Date: 8 Mar 2019 16:24:53 -0700 From: "Kevin Bowling" <kevin.bowling@gmail.com> Subject: T4 and T5 carrier systems Does anyone know of original sources or other credible references for the specifications or design and implementation of the T4 or T5 carrier systems? Regards, Kevin ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190310175909.GA27039@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2019 17:59:09 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Google Confirms Serious Chrome Security Problem - Here's How To Fix It By Davey Winder Google Chrome's security lead and engineering director, Justin Schuh, has warned that users of the most popular web browser should update "like right this minute." Why the urgency? Simply put, there is a zero-day vulnerability for Chrome that the Google Threat Analysis Group has determined is being actively exploited in the wild. https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/03/07/google-confirms-serious-chrome-security-problem-heres-how-to-fix-it/#54a058522002 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <3E9B494D-81A6-48E7-A2AC-60B3A07673B4@roscom.com> Date: 9 Mar 2019 12:00:51 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Serious Chrome zero-day -- Google says update "right this minute" Serious Chrome zero-day - Google says update "right this minute" http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/03/06/serious-chrome-zero-day-google-says-update-right-this-minute/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <d24d9ddd-0c07-4bb0-9fff-b4881a1df72c@googlegroups.com> Date: 8 Mar 2019 14:34:48 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Verizon experiences issues in Beatrice, Nebraska area On Friday, March 8, 2019 at 3:06:47 PM UTC-5, Bill Horne wrote: > LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN)- Verizon experienced a disruption in service for > customers near Beatrice Monday night. > > The disruption was caused when a third-party's fiber-optic network was > cut. > > Impacted customers were encouraged to enable Wi-Fi calling to make and > retrieve calls during the blackout at no additional charge. > > https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Verizon-blackout-in-Beatrice-Area-506688811.html Historical Notes: The TCI Library has a 1955 history of the Lincoln, Neb, Telephone & Telegraph Company. Interesting read. https://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/document-repository/catalogs-manuals/other-manufacturers/11969-the-history-of-lincoln-telephone-and-telegraph-1955-ocr-op-r/file In 1954 Northwestern Bell Telephone invested $50 million in construction programs in its territory: https://books.google.com/books?id=hm5lAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA7&dq=nebraska%20dial%20telephone&pg=PA7#v=onepage&q&f=false On a more somber note, Offutt Air Force Base (Sarpy County), Neb., hosted a control center for the Strategic Air Command in 1958. The article notes it is reached by telephone. https://books.google.com/books?id=wgNEAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA3&dq=nebraska%20dial%20telephone&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false (right side) Also, "if the red phone rings" https://books.google.com/books?id=4KkpAAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA8&dq=nebraska%20telephone%20switchboard&pg=PA8#v=onepage&q=nebraska%20telephone%20switchboard&f=false (right side) In 1954, in Homer, Neb, the operator stayed at her switchboard notifying every resident in town of a major incoming flood. She won the Vail Medal for that. https://books.google.com/books?id=55g0AAAAIBAJ&lpg=PA2&dq=nebraska%20telephone%20switchboard&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q&f=false (right side bottom) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 11 Mar 2019

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