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Jun 27, 2017

Linode Network Backbone

As we outlined in our last network update, our network engineering department has been hard at work revamping our entire Internet-facing network by turning up gobs of capacity and directly peering with hundreds of networks all over the globe. Since then, we have extended our network backbone to all datacenters in North America and Europe. This […]

Networking
Nov 21, 2016

New Linode Datacenter: Tokyo 2

We are proud to announce the opening of our ninth datacenter: Tokyo 2. There has been high demand for additional Linode capacity in this region and we’re excited to open up availability. Tokyo 2 offers all of the features and services as our other datacenters, at standard Linode pricing. Connectivity into Tokyo 2 features a […]

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Nov 2, 2016

Network Update: Multihomed, Increased Transit, Peering

Linode has completed initial Internet capacity upgrades in all facilities. All of our datacenters are now multihomed with several tier-1 transit providers and the largest peering exchanges in the world. This marks a milestone in Linode’s history: we now manage our own true service provider network, allowing us to deliver robust and reliable connectivity. To […]

Networking
Oct 21, 2016

Linux “Dirty Cow” Vulnerability (CVE-2016-5195)

A privilege escalation vulnerability being branded as “Dirty Cow” (CVE-2016-5195) was recently discovered and fixed yesterday in the Linux Kernel. It has existed for 11 years, so pretty much every device running Linux is affected (this includes VMs, physical machines, mobile devices, and so on) and, in general, distros from every vendor are affected. Linode […]

Cloud Computing
May 2, 2016

Network Status Updates – April 2016

In his January blog post, Alex Forster articulated that we have a plan in motion to upgrade the network across all of our data centers. We would like to share with everyone what has been done so far, and what still needs doing. Staffing up Since December 2015, we’ve added two new members to our […]

Networking
Feb 19, 2016

Security Investigation Retrospective

On January 5, 2016, we issued a password reset for all Linode customers during our investigation into the unauthorized access of three customer accounts. We have been working with federal authorities on these matters and their criminal investigations are ongoing. Today we are sharing our findings and those of the third-party security firm we retained […]

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Jan 29, 2016

The Twelve Days of Crisis – A Retrospective on Linode’s Holiday DDoS Attacks

View a printable version of this post here. Over the twelve days between December 25th and January 5th, Linode saw more than a hundred denial-of-service attacks against every major part of our infrastructure, some severely disrupting service for hundreds of thousands of Linode customers. I’d like to follow up on my earlier update by providing […]

Cloud Computing
Jan 5, 2016

Security Notification and Linode Manager Password Reset

Effective immediately, Linode Manager passwords have been expired. You will be prompted to set a new password on your next login. We regret this inconvenience, however this is a necessary precaution. A security investigation into the unauthorized login of three accounts has led us to the discovery of two Linode.com user credentials on an external […]

Linode
May 13, 2015

VENOM (CVE-2015-3456) Vulnerability and Linode

A new security advisory, CVE-2015-3456 called VENOM (Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation), was released today. Our Security Team has thoroughly reviewed this vulnerability and we wanted to take a moment to reassure Linode customers that this vulnerability does not affect any part of the Linode infrastructure and no action is required on your part. What […]

Cloud Computing
Oct 15, 2014

POODLE SSL 3.0 Vulnerability

Yesterday, Google published the discovery of an SSL 3.0 vulnerability named “POODLE.” This vulnerability allows an attacker to decrypt transferred data and successfully read plain text. While many browsers support newer, more secure protocols, an attacker can create connectivity issues, causing the browser to fall-back to the vulnerable SSL 3.0 protocol. Is Linode Infrastructure Vulnerable? […]

Cloud Computing