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Security notification for CVE-2015-0235 (GHOST vulnerability)

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by Websitepulse in Industry News, WebSitePulse News, Tech

GHOST VulnerabilityA significant Linux vulnerability that allows remote code execution to Linux server(s) was announced late yesterday, named GHOST: CVE-2015-023. Full details of the vulnerability are available at www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/01/27/9. While the issue has been fixed as early as Mar 21, 2013 it was not marked as a security threat and as a result the patch was not backported to most of the stable and long-term-support distributions like RHEL, Centos, Ubuntu 12.04 etc which left them vulnerable.

Updates for CentOS are already available in the Updates repository so a simple "yum update" will install the required patches to mitigate this vulnerability.

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WebSitePulse 2014 Holiday Retail Performance and Uptime Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on January 20th, 2015 by Boyana Peeva in Performance Reports

Holiday Season retail websites availability and performance infographic

The 2014 Holiday Season is over and so is the shopping fever. The analytics company Retail Next noted a 4% rise in sales compared to last year due to a much stronger online purchasing.

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WebSitePulse 2014 Hurricane Season Web Performance and Uptime Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on November 20th, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Performance Reports

Hurricane Season 2014 alert websites availability and perfodmance

The 2014 hurricane season is over and according to Weather.com, it was “one of contrasts and paradoxes.”

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Security Notification for SSLv3 POODLE Vulnerability

Posted on October 16th, 2014 by Websitepulse in Industry News, WebSitePulse News

SSLv3 POODLE VulnerabilityAs you probably know, a number of news sources, corporations, and the OpenSSL team reported yesterday 14 October 2014 that version 3 of Secure Sockets Layer (SSLv3) is vulnerable at the protocol level. More information about the vulnerability can be found here -  CVE-2014-3566.

To prevent any potential leaks from this vulnerability we have immediately disabled SSLv3 on all our web servers including the API endpoints. Our monitoring agents are not affected by this change and will continue to support SSLv3 for the time being in order to be able to monitor properly servers that do support SSLv3 only. We are urging all customers to disable SSLv3 on hosts interacting with the our services as soon as possible and upgrade to use Transport Layer Service (TLS).

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Vacation Booking Websites Availability and Performance [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Monitoring

Vacation booking websites downtime and response times

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