[NFB-NM] FW: [Nfbnet-members-list] URGENT NOTICE - ZoomText and Window-Eyes Digital Certificate Issue

Tonia Trapp tltrapp.7.467 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 13:39:12 UTC 2017



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Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] URGENT NOTICE - ZoomText and Window-Eyes
Digital Certificate Issue


January 17, 2017:  Urgent Notification

Forthcoming Startup Failures in ZoomText 10.1 and other Ai Squared Software
The digital certificate used to certify newer ZoomText and Window-Eyes
software products has been compromised. As a result, our certificate will be
revoked on or around January 26th, which will result in startup failures for
the following Ai Squared products.
Affected Ai Squared Software Products
When attempting to start the following Ai Squared software products, the
product will fail to launch and display a Windows error message: "A referral
was returned from the server"
.         ZoomText Magnifier v10.1
Build numbers 10.10.8 through 10.11.6
.         ZoomText Magnifier/Reader v10.1
Build numbers 10.10.8 through 10.11.6 
.         ZoomText Fusion v10.1
Build numbers 10.11.1 through 10.11.5
.         ZoomText Keyboard v4
Build numbers 4.0.0 and 4.1.0
.         Window-Eyes v9.5
Build numbers 9.5.1 and 9.5.3
When attempting to start the following Ai Squared software products, the
product may launch even though the certificate has been revoked. Anti-virus
utilities may detect the invalid certificate and block the software from
.         ZoomText ImageReader v1.2
Build numbers 1.2.16106
.         ZoomText Voices (language packs) v1.0
Build numbers
.         Vocalizer Expressive v1.3 (for Windows Eyes)              Build
Note: Inspection of the certificate will show that the certificate is
invalid. Inspection and validation of certificates is a process performed by
some organizations.
Solution (software updates)
For each of the affected products, software updates incorporating a new
digital signature will be released and available for download at this link
http://www.aisquared.com/CertificateFix/ prior to January 26th.
Warning When Disabling Security Options
Ai Squared strongly recommends against disabling these security options.
Various websites provide steps for disabling Windows security options with
the expectation that unsigned software executables will start and run.
Disabling these security options will not fix these problems for the
ZoomText and Windows Eyes products and may compromise security and
protection from malware. 
We apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you, but assure you
we are doing everything possible to rectify this matter as soon as possible.
To minimize downtime, we encourage you to update your software as soon as
If you have questions or require assistance resolving this problem, contact
the Ai Squared support team at (727) 803-8600 option 2 or
support at aisquared.com.
Best Regards,
Bryan Carver JAWS
ation> & MAGic Certified
VFOT | Director US Technical Support
11800 31st Court North, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
T 800-444-4443 Ext 1026
bcarver at vfogroup.com
www.vfogroup.com <http://www.vfogroup.com/> 

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