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Heartbleed Security Bug Update

We posted on Tuesday about the Heartbleed security bug which was discovered in OpenSSL Once we became aware of the issue we immediately began checking for affected servers and patching them as required, our “shared hosting” server nodes were not affected as they were not using  the version of the software which contained the bug. […]

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Heartbleed OpenSSL Security Bug

OpenSSL is cryptographic software which provides SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Security Layer) encryption to secure communication over the internet e.g. web, email, VPN and IM A bug has been discovered in certain versions which allow attackers to read the memory of the systems running affected versions. The security firm Codenomicon which discovered […]

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Security, Privacy, PRISM and Hosting

Since Edward Snowden leaked information about the US government’s mass digital surveillance program the media and industry have been very focussed on digital security and privacy. We live in a digital age, with much of our lives either in “the cloud” or connected to it in some way. But what if you can’t trust the […]

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Patch up WordPress ( please )

Waking up today and we’re hearing about more issues with certain plugins so once again here’s the type of blog post you see quite a bit on here. It’s namely the keep your website up to date post. You generally keep the software on your computer up to date don’t you? There are new features, […]

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Keep your site up to date

No we’re not talking about keeping your site up to date with new content. In this post I’m talking about keeping the software you’re running your site on up to date and it’s not a new topic on the blog for us. I’ll mainly be talking about WordPress (which is at 3.4.1) but it’s the […]

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Security Issues

Normally we blog about pretty much all news we have – both good news and bad news. This morning, however, we felt it prudent to take a slightly different route and emailed our clients directly before publishing anything anywhere else. As has been covered in the media today we had a security issue which led […]

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Talking Malware At RIPE 63

Image via Wikipedia RIPE 63 is being held this week in Vienna, Austria and I’ll be heading out to the meeting tomorrow (assuming Air France’s industrial actions don’t affect me!) One of the areas that I’m particularly interested in is network abuse and as such I’ll be presenting on Tuesday afternoon as part of the […]

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Stopping Badware

I’ve always been a strong believer that good behaviour and a clean internet would lead to a better experience for everyone. There is a lot of nasty stuff out there and we’ve always tried to do what we can to stop it from affecting our clients. Unfortunately “network abuse” is not “sexy” or exciting and […]

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Blacknight Warn Users to Mind Their Content Management Systems

Cases of compromised website Content Management Systems (CMS) are on the rise and Blacknight would like to remind users to update their CMS and plugins regularly. There is nothing more Internet-embarrassing than losing control of your website and recent Content Management System breaches are a reminder of the importance of operating your online business in […]

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