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Windows Vulnerabilities Explained: January 2020

15.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

On 14th January 2020,  Microsoft released a patch for 49 vulnerabilities affecting Windows Server 2016, Server 2019 and Windows 10. Of these, eight were marked as critical including CVE-2020-0603, CVE-2020-0605, CVE-2020-0606, CVE-2020-0646 CVE-2020-0609, CVE-2020-0610, CVE-2020-0611 and CVE-2020-0640. Window vulnerabilities explained: CVE-2020-0601 This vulnerability impacts the way Windows CryptoAPI validates Elliptical Curve Cryptography certificates.  An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to spoof a code-signed certificate to sign a file or executable code, making it appear to be from a trusted source.  Some examples of where validation of trust would be impacted are HTTPS connections, signed files and emails, and signed executable…

Cloud Containers: What Are They and Why Do They Work?

13.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

Amongst the top predictions for 2020’s tech scene, experts are forecasting huge growth in the implementation of containerisation. To quote DZone’s 2020 Predictions article: “In the future, every data technology will run on cloud containers and, in 2020, Kubernetes will…

Most Common Cyber-Attacks of 2019 Explained

8.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

Over the course of 2019, UKFast’s Threat Monitoring service detected and responded to more than 33 million cyber-attacks across our clients’ networks. Using this wealth of data, we were able to identify the four most common cyber-attack vectors used by…

Three Ways to Increase January Motivation

3.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

Whether you’re suffering from Christmas light withdrawal, a lack of refined sugary treats or are on the third day of recovery after the excitement of Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities, it’s easy to feel sluggish and in need of…

Readers’ Choice: Your Top 4 Tech Blogs of 2019

10.12.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This year, we’ve supplied a range of tech blogs on a whole host of topics – from containers and cloud, to dedicated servers and the technology behind our security services. In fact, some articles were loved so much by our…

Personalisation in Marketing: 5 Expert Tips

5.12.2019 by Charlotte Greene

The word personalisation is often thrown around the marketing world without much thought. We know that as businesses we must personalise our communications and websites to please consumers which are evermore impatient and expectant of a fast, totally relevant user…

Your Top 5 UKFast Webinars of 2019

25.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

What a year it has been for our UKFast webinars! Each week, we’ve brought you insightful discussions from the finest industry professionals, diving into all things cloud, cybersecurity, eCommerce and more. From huge enterprises to tiny startups, we’ve welcomed speakers…

Black Friday: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

13.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

A slow site is an eCommerce business’ worst nightmare at the best of times. With the peak season sales period nearly upon us, implementing a strategy which keeps Black Friday disruption to a minimum is paramount to your online success.…

Intel Vulnerability: Intel’s ‘New Zombieload Flaw’

12.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

On 12th November 2019, Intel® disclosed a potential security vulnerability which affects a number of Intel® Processors. The hardware flaw affects server memory and may allow for unexpected reloads of a device (DoS attack) if unmitigated. What is the new…

Website Load Testing: Why, When and How

8.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Website load testing is the process of simulating traffic influxes to your site and measuring its performance. Compared with other forms of website assessments such as usability testing, load testing is a simple process. It assesses your site scripts –…