Category Archive: Software

Software, Applications, Programs

Oct 01

Bash Vulnerability Shellshock – How To Test and Secure Your Machines

A new vulnerability in GNU Bash (referred to as the Shellshock Bash Bug) has been disclosed – every version upto the announcement of the issue on 24/September is exploitable and MUST be patched immediately. This vulnerability allows hackers to remotely execute code on your server by passing a string following an environment variable Exploitable systems …

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Jun 22

Astutium receives cPanel award at HostingCon 2014

During our recent visit to HostingCon 2014 in Miami Florida, Rob Golding met with several of our key suppliers enabling direct feedback for our customer issues.   One (long) meeting was with cPanel – authors of our fully featured Linux hosting control panel which comes as standard with all Astutium Linux Web Hosting Accounts and …

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Apr 09

Security: The Importance of Being Updated

Another day, another exploit. However, as far as the Heartbleed exploit goes this is a doosey! Heartbleed is a proof-of-concept exploit for one of the most popular encryption libraries available, OpenSSL, that allows attackers to steal live memory from the target server. That’s right – the contents of the memory of the server – which …

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Feb 16

Nominet Selected as Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) for new gTLDs

Congratulations to Nominet for being selected as provider for the EBERO service. ICANN is pleased to announce that Nominet recently signed an agreement to act as Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) for new gTLDs. EBERO service providers offer an additional layer of protection to the Domain Name System (DNS). Should anything happen to a gTLD …

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Jul 08

FAQotW: Why can’t I always login to the Hosting Control Panel

At Astutium we’re proud of the high-level of customer satisfaction customer express of the support team with tickets averaging satisfaction of 4.44/5. Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are answered in our Extensive Knowledgebase or shown as examples in our Online Video Tutorials, but occasionally, we get something new to look into which takes detailed investigation by our …

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