Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cook Islands Zenbu credit pricing changes.

Hi everyone,

The busy season is nearly upon us and just in time, we have another quick announcement to make!

With the arrival of the new O3b satellite network and the subsequently introduced broadband plans (which are cheaper and faster!) we can now (and have!) lowered the cost of credit purchased from our website for Cook Islands hotspots.

Prior to the change, online purchased credit at Cook Islands hotspots was (NZD) 30 cents per MegaByte.
After the change, this pricing has come inline with the (current) New Zealand price of (NZD) 10 cents per Megabyte.

This change took effect;
00:00 AM, Monday, November 17, 2014 CKT (GMT-10)

Better, faster, cheaper internet for both hotspot operators and thus their customers alike.
Another great leap for internet availability in the Cook Islands!


The Zenbu Team

Friday, November 7, 2014

Some older operating systems / web browsers are no longer supported.

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update;

Coinciding with the phasing out of the SHA-1 (secure hashing algorithm), operating systems and web browsers which do not support at least SHA-2 will no longer be able to use Zenbu (specifically, to access the secure pages of our website such as logging in / buying credit).

Note: This change was made on Tuesday the 4th November, 2014.

SHA-1 has been deprecated since 2011 and is soon to be treated as insecure by common browsers (For example:
http://blog.chromium.org/2014/09/gradually-sunsetting-sha-1.html )

You can check whether the version of your operating system and / or web browser meets the minimum requirements here;

One of the more common platforms that people may still be using (but will no longer work with Zenbu) are versions of Windows XP prior to Service Pack 3.

Arguably, if your computer is using a version of Windows XP prior to Service Pack 3, then irrespective of Zenbu, it should not really be connecting to the internet at all (for your own security / safety).


The Zenbu Team