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SSL/TLS certificate validity update

13.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this year at the CA/Browser forum Spring event, Apple announced that from September 1st the validity period for public SSL/TLS certificates would reduce from 2 years to 398 days. With this sentiment echoed by Google at the CA/Browser Summer event in June, it is now an industry-wide mandate.   Why has the certificate lifetime been reduced?  Historically, the lifetimes of certificates have often been debated at these forums, with the arguments in support of shorter periods of validity grounded in security concerns. Amongst the benefits of shorter lifetimes is agility in reacting to any certificate-related threats. With certificates valid for shorter periods, there’s a more limited timeframe for attackers to find and exploit a vulnerability.   A…

Stay in the Loop at UKFast

10.9.2018 by Jenn Granger

Have you ever wanted to finish a large piece of work, only to find your computer doing a necessary update that could take anything from an hour to a quarter of your day? It’s a facepalm situation that could have…

eCloud: MyUKFast Updates

30.10.2013 by Alice Cullen

Our research and development team is continuously working to create simpler, faster ways for you to control your solutions. This week we have launched the latest updates to our eCloud range, enabling you to make even more changes and take…

November 2010 Security Bulletin Release

10.11.2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are now confirmed to be 3 security bulletins, addressing 11 vulnerabilities. This month follows a month where Microsoft released their largest number of bulletins to date and…

November 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

5.11.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for November 2010, sees the release of 3 bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities. No bulletins directly affect Windows; only 1 bulletin is considered Critical severity rating. Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software…

October 2010 Security Bulletin Release

13.10.2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are now confirmed to be 16 security bulletins, addressing 49 vulnerabilities. This month is a milestone for Microsoft in that it reaches a new high for both…

September 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

10.9.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for September 2010, sees the release of 9 bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities. All bulletins affect Windows; 2 carrying Critical severity rating. The limited information available at this pre-release stage is as follows: Bulletin Identifier Severity Windows Server 2003 Windows…

August 2010 Security Bulletin Release

11.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are confirmed to be 14 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Eight of those bulletins have a Critical severity rating, and four of those are considered to be high-priority deployments.…

August 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

6.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for August 2010, sees the release of 14 bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities. 12 of the bulletins affect Windows; 4 carrying Critical severity rating. All are listed at least as 'may require a restart'. Of note: 'requires restart':…

August Out-of Band update released

3.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

On August 2nd 2010, Microsoft released MS10-046 - a windows update released outside of the normal update schedule. This update addresses vulnerabilities in handling of shortcuts (.lnk's) in the Windows Shell. Microsoft are now seeing active exploits and hence have…