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All Ecological Hosting web hosting servers have been updated to disallow SSLv3 to help mitigate the SSLv3/POODLE vulnerability. US-CERT Report: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-290A “The POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) attack demonstrates this vulnerability using web browsers and web servers, which … Continue reading
A very serious flaw in a critical piece of software that runs on almost all Linux operating systems has been found. BBC news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29361794 Dubbed ‘Shellshock’ the flaw allows attackers to potentially take control of a vulnerable system and … Continue reading
Nice write up of the long drawn out war against spammers and protecting email services from abuse: https://moderncrypto.org/mail-archive/messaging/2014/000780.html Written by Mike Hearn, a very smart/savvy ex-Googler Found via tweet by Matt Cutts: http://twitter.com/mattcutts/status/508108603253743616 As mentioned in the above article, a … Continue reading
There has been a lot of coverage concerning the following vulnerability: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-098A We are pleased to be able to report that none of our systems are affected because we are currently running OpenSSL version 0.9.8 across the board. During the … Continue reading
Please click here if you wish to skip the document updates section and jump to the start of the article. Updates: News article first published: 23 May 2013 19:02 26 June 2013: Server automated defences improved with a system that … Continue reading
WordPress 3.6.1 has been released. This is a critical security update that resolves several security vulnerabilities, including one that could result in remote code execution on your site. If your website is running WordPress, in order to help keep your … Continue reading
The ability to generate strong unique passwords for each and every website you have an account with has never been more important. It’s not just basic personal information that is at risk, routine use of online banking and shopping sites … Continue reading
phpMyAdmin 18.104.22.168 was released on the 18th February 2012. This is a minor security release. If you have a Dedicated Server or Linux vserver with us that has phpMyAdmin installed, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version … Continue reading
phpMyAdmin 3.4.10 was released on the 15th February 2012. This is a bugfix release. If you have a Dedicated Server or Linux vserver with us that has phpMyAdmin installed, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version available … Continue reading
phpMyAdmin 3.4.9 was released on the 21st December. This is a bugfix release with minor security fixes. If you have a Dedicated Server or Linux vserver with us that has phpMyAdmin installed, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the … Continue reading
During the last two weeks of August we started seeing an alarming increase in the number of WordPress based websites that had been broken into. Within days we had handled more of these than we had seen in 12 years … Continue reading
The phpMyAdmin developers have announced end of life for the old PHP4 compatible phpMyAdmin 2.11 branch. This only affects one server in our setup: sun.athnic.net Sun is the original Ecological Hosting server; this is where it all started. We have … Continue reading