FastComet Blog

Category: News

Addressing the recent downtime and emergency maintenance on cloud infrastructure

During the past week, our clients experienced several periods of service interruption caused by server reboots, kernel updates, and unscheduled maintenances. Our community manager and customer service staff are working around the clock to keep our clients informed and updated about our maintenance schedules and to minimize the negative impact as much as possible.

As posted on our blog, we are performing multiple rounds of reboots and emergency maintenance to address the Meltdown vulnerability.…

Addressing Meltdown and Spectre

Update: February 18, 2018

Newly discovered variants of Meltdown/Spectre dubbed MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime that exploit invalidation-based coherence protocols with 99.95% accuracy of recovering hidden data have been discovered by Princeton and Nvidia researchers. However, we can confirm that the current software-based Meltdown/Spectre mitigations rolled out on our servers are effective at confining them.

In the days following the beginning of the New Year, our team became aware of a security flaw regarding the way modern CPUs (central processing unit) predict possible future user actions and store small bits of information in their cache in order to provide near-instant interaction for the user (Speculative Execution) as well the kernel’s memory isolation which is set with the purpose of creating a closed environment for each user/process on the machine.…

Happy Holidays from FastComet!

2017 has been an extremely busy and exciting year for us here at FastComet. We first want to thank all of you, our valued clients, old and new, for supporting us thus far and trusting us with hosting your businesses, blogs, apps and e-commerce websites. THANK YOU, For helping to make 2017 such a success. From our family to yours, we hope you have fantastic holidays! Wishing you and yours a very joyous season full of warmth and laughter.…