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New VMware vulnerabilities identified

21.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Yesterday, VMware announced that they were rolling out several updates in order to remediate multiple vulnerabilities identified in their products. The vulnerabilities were privately reported and range in severity from moderate to critical. Further information, patches and workarounds are detailed here.   The CVEs and affected products are as follow:  CVE-2020-3981 (important)  Affects VMware ESXi, Fusion and Workstation   These products feature an out-of-bounds read vulnerability due to a time-of-check time-of-use issue in ACPI device. If a malicious actor gains admin access to a VM, this issue may be exploited to leak memory.   CVE-2020-3982 (moderate)   Affects VMware ESXi, Fusion and Workstation   These products feature an out-of-bounds write vulnerability due to a time-of-check time-of-use issue in ACPI device. If…

Cyber-smart training with UKFast’s Head of Security

21.10.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

Many of us would like to think that we’re cyber-smart - that we wouldn’t open a spam email, be fooled by a spoof request, or click a malicious link. But consider that, in the last 12 months, only 18% of businesses have implemented additional training or communications since their…

Is it time for a permanent remote working solution?

19.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Back in April almost half of UK adults found themselves suddenly working from home. An unprecedented situation for most, the shift to mass remote working wasn’t the easiest of transitions. While few envisaged the situation continuing for a prolonged period, it’s now the end of October and we’ve been…

Dev Blog: Step by step open source in practice

16.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast R&D team member Tyler Woonton.  In today's global world, there's a growing demand to ensure your applications work correctly around the clock.  Many businesses, including UKFast, rely on open source frameworks like Laravel and Lumen to provide effective solutions for their customers. By getting involved…

What is credential stuffing?

13.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Although it’s been around since at least 2014, credential stuffing is hitting the headlines increasingly more frequently these days. A variation of a brute force attack, this cyber-threat is often financially motivated, although it can also form part of bigger hacks,…

Digital transformations: The Covid catalyst

9.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Even before the pandemic hit, we were living in an increasingly digital world. The next generation are digitally savvy in a way many of us couldn’t have imagined in our youth, and the trajectory for that growth already seemed set to an impressive…

Brexit: Update for .eu domain holders

7.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

As the end of the Brexit transition period draws closer, last week saw an update from EURid about the status of UK registrants holding .eu domain names. On 1st October, EURid contacted all affected registrants by email, advising they would have until the end of this year…

Why get involved in open source development?

5.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Forget Halloween, October is all about Hacktoberfest! The annual event is a great reminder of all the reasons to get involved with open source development, shining light on the growing community of students, developers and businesses making exciting contributions.   What is open source development?  Opensource…

UKFast Updates: G-Cloud 12, WAF upgrades & more

2.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

September has flown by and, while lockdown restrictions continue to affect the whole of the UK, we’ve been hard at work at UKFast, continuing to seek out improvements and upgrades across our services. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to over the…

European Cybersecurity Month 2020

30.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

In the world of cybersecurity, 1st October means just one thing – the start of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM). For 2020, ‘Think Before U Click’ is the official motto of ECSM, highlighting the role of the individual in cybersecurity, and the part each of us plays in keeping…