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Software security researchers have recently identified a bug in the Linux GNU C Library (shorthand: glibc) that provides hackers with the ability to take remote control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge of the system’s credentials. Qualys, a security firm out of California, identified GHOST and disclosed their discovery Tuesday.
This security issue is a critical one and affects an enormous number of systems on the Internet. Due to its seriousness and its widespread possible affect, there is a large amount of media coverage that you can look to if you would like to find out more information about Ghost:
- Scary ‘Ghost’ vulnerability leaves Linux systems vulnerable to possession
- GHOST, a critical Linux security hole, is revealed
- Highly critical “Ghost” allowing code execution affects most Linux systems
or simply do a search for “Ghost vulnerability”.
We want to let you know that at this time, all shared … Read the rest
On October 14th, Google announced their engineers discovered a flaw in the design of SSL v3, and this vulnerability has been named “POODLE”. Whenever there is an announcement about security vulnerabilities that may affect our customers, we try and make sure that we can you the information so you can understand how these issues may affect you, and what steps we may be taking to address new vulnerabilities.
For our hosting customers, we want to let you know that we are disabling SSL v3 on all our servers to ensure your site’s security. Most people should not experience any issues as a result of the changes we’re making – Google estimates this change will affect less than 1% of the internet as the SSL 3.0 protocol is almost 15 years old, but has remained in place to support users running older browsers.
On Friday, January 24th 12PM EST, we will be conducting maintenance on three of our servers. These servers are:
This maintenance will include a migration of these servers to a new physical host. Please note that these migrations will cause a performance degradation on each server while data is being migrated, and may possibly result in 30 – 60 minutes of downtime per server.
Once these servers are migrated, customers should see improved performance. Thanks for your patience as we improve your hosting experience!… Read the rest
On Monday, Dec 16th 21:00 – 21:30 EST we will be continuing maintenance on our network equipment at Dallas facility. This will include switching from our copper links to much faster and more stable fiber based links. The end result will be better scalable bandwidth and much better DDoS attack resilience.
These operations are expected to be fully transparent and they shouldn’t cause any noticeable downtime. If you notice any connections issues after this maintenance is done, please contact our Support department.… Read the rest