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Oct
27
Dirty Cow Vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195)
Posted by Lee Blakely on 27 October 2016 04:55 PM

On October 19, 2016, a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Linux kernel was disclosed. The bug is nicknamed Dirty COW because the underlying issue was a race condition in the way kernel handles copy-on-write (COW). Dirty COW has existed for a long time — at least since 2007, with kernel version 2.6.22 — so the vast majority of servers are at risk.

Reliable Penguin is in the process of upgrading all customer servers with the appropriate kernel updates. You can read more about the vulnerability here:

http://blogs.reliablepenguin.com/2016/10/27/dirty-cow-vulnerability-cve-2016-5195

and here:

https://dirtycow.ninja/

Contact Reliable Penguin support if you have questions or need assistance.

 


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Oct
15
SecureTide Spam Filtering
Posted by Lee Blakely on 15 October 2016 12:53 AM

Reliable Penguin is pleased to announce the immediate availablity of SecureTide™ spam filtering by AppRiver as a pemium option on shared and managed hosting packages.

SecureTide™ blocks 99 percent of spam and viruses, keeping your inbox clean and your network safe. SecureTide is easy, effective and affordable email security from AppRiver, the company trusted to protect over eight million mailboxes worldwide. 

With SecureTide, there is no onsite hardware or software required and set-up is easy: A simple change to your MX records is all it takes to get started. You'll receive a daily Held Spam Report to see the spam you're (not) missing. You can also find and restore any legitimate messages which might have been mistaken for spam. To make SecureTide even more effective, the service also allows you to adjust your settings to add or block other senders automatically.

Here's the best part: You can try SecureTide free for 30 days. Once you see how effectively SecureTide works, simply pay a low monthly, per-user fee to keep it. And there's no long-term obligation or cancellation fee, so you can stop the service any time you'd like.

Easy. Effective. Affordable. Try SecureTide today and experience email without spam. For pricing and signup contact Reliable Penguin today.

 

 


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Nov
29
PHP 7 Now Available
Posted by Lee Blakely on 29 November 2015 06:50 PM

The latest release candidate for PHP 7 is now available on Reliable Penguin's shared hosting servers. PHP 7 provides significant performance improvements over PHP 5.  You can change the PHP version from your control panel at http://manage.reliablepenguin.com or email support@reliablepenguin.com for assistance. PHP 7 is also available upon request on cloud and dedicated servers.

 


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Nov
23
Thanksgiving Holiday
Posted by Lee Blakely on 23 November 2015 12:20 PM

Reliable Penguin will be closed Nov. 26, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our office will reopen on regular business on Nov. 27, 2014. Of course emergency technical support will be available by phone throughout the holiday at 866-649-7984. 

On behalf of all of us at Reliable Penguin, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

Sincerley

Reliable Penguin

 


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Nov
17
Magento - New JavaScript Malware Issue
Posted by Lee Blakely on 17 November 2015 10:45 AM

Magento Commerce has received reports of a JavaScript malware exploit that forwards credit card information from checkout pages to an external site. Attacks are likely using Admin or database access to implement the exploit. It appears most impacted sites have not implemented the February 2015 Shoplift patch , or the patch was implemented after the site was already compromised. Attackers can also gain Admin access due to weak passwords, phishing, and other unpatched vulnerabilities. More information about this malicious code is available on the Magento Security Center . All merchants should take this opportunity to make sure that their sites are secure. We recommend that you:

  • Scan your site with a tool like magereport.com
  • Apply all patches available on the Community Edition Download Page and in MyAccount
  • Check for any unknown files in the system
  • Review and remove all unknown Admin accounts
  • Change all remaining Admin passwords to strong ones (e.g., they should be long, and include symbols, upper and lower case letters, and numbers)
  • Follow security best practices outlined in the Magento user guides

If you need assistance with your store then please contact Reliable Penguin at support@reliablepenguin.com or 866-649-7984.


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