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Security Investigation Retrospective

Feb 19, 2016 by The Linode Security Team
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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The Twelve Days of Crisis – A Retrospective on Linode’s Holiday DDoS Attacks

Jan 29, 2016 by The Linode Security Team
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 some more insight into how we were attacked […]
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Security Notification and Linode Manager Password Reset

Jan 5, 2016 by The Linode Security Team
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 […]
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VENOM (CVE-2015-3456) Vulnerability and Linode

May 13, 2015 by The Linode Security Team
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 […]
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POODLE SSL 3.0 Vulnerability

Oct 15, 2014 by The Linode Security Team
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? […]
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

Apr 8, 2014 by The Linode Security Team
On April 7, 2014 a vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160, also known as “Heartbleed”) was released that could allow attackers to view sensitive information in a server’s memory such as secret keys and passwords. Given the severity of this problem, Linode has taken the necessary steps to keep our customers and their information safe from potential attacks. Am […]
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Network Hotplug

Feb 28, 2014 by The Linode Security Team
Introducing Network Hotplug Now you can add, remove, or swap IPs on the fly, without the need to reboot your Linode.  Previously the network infrastructure rules that govern a Linode’s networking capabilities were only rebuilt on boot.  Now this is done automatically when you make changes, and without the need for a reboot, and will take effect […]
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Spring Conferences 2014

Feb 21, 2014 by The Linode Security Team
This Spring we’ll be sponsoring several conferences. If you’ll be attending any of these events, stop by our booth to say hello and get some Linode swag! PyCon April 9-17 Booth #715 Montreal, Canada – For the 4th year in a row, Linode is pleased to sponsor PyCon US! PyCon is the largest annual gathering […]
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Linode CLI

Jan 28, 2014 by The Linode Security Team
Having a variety of tools is important, especially when managing multiple systems and cloud services. Users and system administrators need to be in control and have the right tool for the job. Many times the tool of choice is the command line. Introducing Linode CLI We’re pleased to announce the official release of Linode CLI – […]
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Docker on Linode

Jan 3, 2014 by The Linode Security Team
We’re pleased to announce that Linode now supports Docker right out of the box. Docker allows you to create lightweight containers for your applications as well as use images created by other users. Docker’s latest release, 0.7, focused on supporting a wider range of standard kernel configuration options, and we’ve released a new kernel (3.12.6) […]
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Linode Mobile 2.0

Dec 10, 2013 by The Linode Security Team
We’re pleased to announce a major update to the Linode Manager mobile app! This release is a complete rewrite of the app, featuring a beautiful new design and support for both iOS and Android devices, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android phones, and Android tablets. Linode Mobile features tools to manage your Linodes, NodeBalancers, […]
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Rails Rumble 2013

Oct 18, 2013 by The Linode Security Team
This year marks the sixth year that Linode has sponsored the Rails Rumble . Once again, 500 teams will be competing over a 48 hour period to design, develop, and deploy a Ruby on Rails application. After 48 hours is up, a panel of design and development experts will pick the top 10 projects based […]
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