The Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities are very much all over the technical media – but are yet to make the real news. The impacts are threefold: Spectre Variant 1: bounds check bypass (CVE-2017-5753) Spectre Variant 2: branch target injection (CVE-2017-5715) Meltdown Variant 3: rogue data cache load (CVE-2017-5754) The vulnerability was discovered by Google’s Project Zero, a new class… Keep Reading

  Hosting UK has been made aware of a suspected vulnerability in Intel’s CPU architecture affecting their processors as well as those from AMD and ARM. This hardware is used in customer solutions across the Hosting UK environment. Our priority as always is to protect our customers’ services. Our engineering team is, therefore, speaking to… Keep Reading

Many thanks to TITAN/NWROCU for reposting the NCSC’s guides targetted at small businesses today, aimed at raising awareness and assisting in securing your applications, networks, services. https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/smallbusiness – is a great place to check out their current guidelines.   Other items in the series cover the following topics: Backing up your data; Protecting your organisation… Keep Reading

CDN’s are great. Seriously. They are a wonder of the modern age. You get your heavy lifting done by someone else, and they have offices around the globe. What is not to like? Oh – okay – so maybe if they start over sharing you find yourself with an issue. A very ugly issue. It… Keep Reading

Sometimes we have to say goodbye. Next month we say goodbye to CentOS 5 going EoL (End of Life) – but most critically to most of you – we have PHP… which is constantly evolving and moving forwards. 5.6 that so many of us are still using regretfully – well it is now slipping into… Keep Reading