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Poodlebleed vulnerability SSL version 3.0

Google Online Security blog released details of a SSLv3 vulnerability called POODLE attack. Here you’ll find links to all the important info, all in one place! Official website: (Test your website against Poodlebleed) Security advisory (PDF download) | Google Blog | Firefox Blog | OpenSSL update | Red Hat | Nice article Fedora Blog | Discussion on […]

CVE-2014-6271: Vulnerability in Bash allows remote execution of arbitrary code

Patch instructions for CVE-2014-6271 and CVE-2014-7169 are at the end of this post. UPDATE 1: Patching Bash may not be the end of this. There’s still discussion regarding if the changes completely fixed or not. UPDATE 2: Another patch being tested. UPDATE 3: From Red Hat “Red Hat has become aware that the patch for CVE-2014-6271 is incomplete. An attacker can […]

Your Web Host Doesn’t Want You To Read This: Benchmark Your VPS

There are several Linux benchmarking tools available. However, this article will highlight using the ‘dd’ Unix command to benchmark your Linux server. ‘dd’ requires no downloads and can quickly alert you to performance bottlenecks and/or prompt you to perform additional benchmarks using other tools mentioned below. Are you hosted on a Cloud, VPS or Dedicated server and […]