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

Oct 21, 2016 by The Linode Security Team
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 […]
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Summer 2016 Events

May 4, 2016 by Linode Support
We’re rounding out our robust conference schedule with even more events than usual this summer! Take a look below and meet up with us. DrupalCon New Orleans New Orleans, LA | May 9-13 We are sponsoring a lounge at DrupalCon New Orleans. Stop by our space to relax and recharge – perks of the Big […]
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Linode Spring 2016 Conference Schedule

Mar 8, 2016 by Linode Support
It’s that time of year again – conference season is kicking off! Check out our schedule below to see where we’ll be through the end of April and make sure to stop by and check us out. We’ll be talking cloud hosting and giving out new swag – you don’t want to miss us! Wordcamp Atlanta […]
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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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Upcoming Events

Sep 4, 2015 by Linode Support
Check out where we’ll be over the next few months. Find us at any of these events to talk to our team and get your hands on Linode swag and credit! PennApps XII Philadelphia, PA | September 4-6 PennApps XII is going to be bigger and better than ever! It’s taking place at the Wells Fargo […]
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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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Upcoming Conferences 2015

May 1, 2015 by Linode Support
Linode is making the rounds on the conference circuit! Check out where we’re going over the next few months. Angelhack Austin | Austin, TX | May 9-10 Brooklyn | Brooklyn, NY | June 6-7 Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA | June 6-7 We’re sending our mentors all over the U.S. for Angelhack. Angelhack is […]
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The GHOST Vulnerability

Jan 28, 2015 by Linode
Heads up everybody – a Linux vulnerability known as GHOST (CVE-2015-0235), discovered by Qualys, has recently been publicized. This particular vulnerability is a nasty one, since it allows for remote code execution. The vulnerability has been exhaustively documented in this Security Advisory, which you may find interesting. In short, the vulnerability exists within glibc in __ns_hostname_digits_dots(), which deals with hostname resolution […]
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Linode Datacenter Expansion

Jan 16, 2015 by tasaro
Happy New Year! 2014 was a great year at Linode and we’re very excited about all the projects we have planned for 2015.  Here’s a sneak peek at our datacenter expansion plans. Singapore, SG First, we’ll be expanding our presence in the Asia-Pacific region with a datacenter in Singapore. This new deployment will support all of […]
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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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‘Shellshock’ Bash vulnerability

Sep 29, 2014 by tasaro
Over the last week, several vulnerabilities in GNU Bash have been discovered and are being referred to as “Shellshock”. Using these vulnerabilities an attacker can remotely execute commands, thereby compromising the machine. To make matters worse, many common configurations provide vectors for this attack, making it a serious problem. Many Linux distributions have already provided […]
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