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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…

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) …

Microsoft Netlogon Vulnerability: How to stay safe

17.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

On Friday 11th August Microsoft announced a phased two-part security update to address a recently identified vulnerability affecting Netlogon. The first stage of the update is underway, with the second phase expected in Q1 2021. Whilst Microsoft has known about the vulnerability since August, a Proof…

WordPress Vulnerability: Hear from a Developer

5.9.2018 by Jenn Granger

Recently we brought you the breaking news story of the new WordPress vulnerability. The flaw was discovered by Sam Thomas, Director of Research at Secarma, and was announced at Black Hat in Las Vegas, as well as the BSides MCR…

Patch it! Windows Flaw to Patch Asap

22.7.2015 by Alice Cullen

Admittedly it seems that not a day goes by at the moment without some vulnerability or patch being announced and it's pretty tricky to keep on top of it all, but this one is a stinker with an easy fix…

The Importance Of Responsible Disclosure

6.1.2015 by Jenn Granger

Attention Moonpig customers – you may want to change your account details, now-ish. Moonpig is known for personalised greeting cards, but the only greeting it’s giving customers right now comes in the form of a security vulnerability. What’s worse is…