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Log4j vulnerability: What you need to know to stay safe

13.12.2021 by Katie Lander

On Friday, a serious new vulnerability was published affecting Log4j, an open-source logging framework that’s widely used across many Java-based enterprise applications and web apps. If correctly exploited, hackers can use this to gain remote access to a business’ servers or IT systems. At 10/10 severity Log4j is one of the most serious IT vulnerabilities to have been discovered in recent memory.  Log4J is often installed on both Linux and Windows systems either directly, or often as a requirement of another package or system.  By default, Log4J is not included on customers’ UKFast servers, but if you are unsure if…

Smishing: SMS phishing scams explained

25.6.2020 by Laura Valentine

Familiar with phishing? Even if you don’t know the specifics, most of us have experienced it at one point or another – the unexpected email that appears harmless at first but doesn’t seem quite right upon closer inspection. These emails…

Intel Vulnerabilities June 2020: What next?

9.6.2020 by UKFast

At 18:00 BST today, Intel® released information on five security advisories detailing 'fixes or workarounds' for the latest vulnerabilities found in Intel products. UKFast’s team has digested this information to answer any questions you may have and to ensure we are…

Strengthen Your Cloud Security in 5 Steps

27.2.2020 by UKFast

Migrating your workloads to the cloud is a process filled with opportunity for business growth. However, whether your business flourishes in the cloud is not just down to what platform you choose or how much you spend, but how much…

4 Lessons from the Travelex Ransomware Attack

5.2.2020 by UKFast

Foreign currency and travel money service Travelex was attacked with ransomware on 31st December 2019. The attack rendered the Travelex website unavailable for the entirety of January 2020 and had a significant impact on the company’s wider operations – with…

Most Common Cyber-Attacks of 2019 Explained

8.1.2020 by UKFast

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…

Intel Vulnerability: Intel’s ‘New Zombieload Flaw’

12.11.2019 by UKFast

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…

The 7 Worst Hacks and Breaches of All Time

5.11.2019 by UKFast

From global breaches exposing the personal data of millions, to employee slip ups jeopardising entire business networks, hacks and breaches have become a staple of our lives. But what are the worst hacks and breaches of all time? Well, we…

White Hat Hackers: The inside story

30.10.2019 by UKFast

Often stereotyped as dubious, hooded characters hunched over keyboards in dank basements, hackers historically have had a pretty bad rep. But with every good villain comes a hero. In this case, the white hat hackers using their skills as a…

Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing

23.10.2019 by UKFast

This Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing guest blog is authored by Holly Williams, Technical Director of cybersecurity firm Secarma. * I occasionally see the terms vulnerability assessment and penetration test used interchangeably, or even phrases such as ‘automated penetration test’ thrown…