FastComet Blog

Category: Security

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.…

BitNinja – The road to success with the new Browser Integrity Check feature

One of our biggest challenges as a hosting company is keeping our servers and customer sites secured. We take security very seriously, implementing active and passive measures to stop attacks and malicious intent in its tracks. BitNinja is one of the security solutions we have implemented a few months ago on the FastComet platform and so far we are seeing great net results in terms of malicious traffic prevention.

New default PHP for Shared Hosting Plans and why you need to upgrade to PHP 7

Performance and security are two of the most important aspects of the website development process. Of course, there are other vital things to consider, such as the niche you are in, the content you present to your visitors, the design of your project and many more. However, the risk of dooming your project at the early stages of its development is really high if your website is slow or not properly protected.…

Google to push connection security with Chrome 62 in October

The parties involved in the initiative for a safer internet have been quite active in 2016 and 2017 with the introduction of Let’s Encrypt and browser notifications in certain cases, the push for HTTPS is still going with full strength as Google has issued another reminder about the new warning text in Chrome version 62 which will be released in October this year.