Skip to main content
Linode Security Digest
Linode Blog 

Linode Security Digest August 14-21, 2022

This week, we discuss a race condition in the Linux kernel's memory subsystem, a path traversal vulnerability in UnRAR software, and more.
Christopher Aker

Happy New Year, and New Employees

Jan 1, 2010 by Christopher Aker
We wanted to thank you for your business and wish you a Happy New Year!  2009 continued our trend of growth, both in customer base, and features and offerings.  Linode continues to grow as a company, and as such we’re pleased to announce three new hires: Brett Kaplan and Peter Sandin have joined Linode as […]
Linode
tasaro

Linode expands into Europe!

Dec 7, 2009 by tasaro
For a while now we’ve recommended our Newark and Atlanta datacenters to our European customers, which both have under 100 ms latency to the UK. However, there is nothing better than having your services closer to you and your clients. So today, we are proud to announce a brand new Linode deployment in London, England, […]
Linode
Christopher Aker

Linode stomps competition in performance benchmark

Dec 4, 2009 by Christopher Aker
Eivind Uggedal, author of the free wasitup.com website monitoring service, recently posted an exhaustive performance comparison of cloud/VPS providers and their benchmarks over time. The post compares Linode, Rackspace, Slicehost, Amazon’s EC2, and Prgmr, and tests performance of Unixbench, SQL-bench, and page rendering times using Django and PostgreSQL and SQLite. This quote from the article […]
Linode
tasaro

Danny Ariti joins Linode

Nov 5, 2009 by tasaro
We’re excited to announce that Danny Ariti has joined the Linode team as a Customer Support Liaison Extraordinaire. Danny is from the land down under in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia — which is about 14 hours ahead of Linode Headquarters — where he’ll be contributing to our night shift support coverage. Danny was previously with […]
Linode
Linode

Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Oct 30, 2009 by The Linode Security Team
We're pleased to announce support for Ubuntu 9.10 server images on Linodes. As the newest release in the Ubuntu family of Linux operating systems, this version offers many new features. You may deploy Ubuntu 9.10 from the Linode Manager dashboard.
Linux
Linode

Full Linode support in libcloud

Sep 14, 2009 by The Linode Security Team
Many of you have requested it, and it is my privilege to announce full libcloud support for the Linode API! libcloud is a standardization effort undertaken by the founders of Cloudkick to cope with standardizing cloud providers’ APIs. It has been my honor to work with Alex Polvi and libcloud’s contributors on integrating the Linode […]
Cloud Overviews
Christopher Aker

Self-serve Linode Resizes

Sep 9, 2009 by Christopher Aker
We’ve just introduced a feature that allows you to resize your Linode from one plan to another with the press of a button. Now you can upgrade or downgrade a Linode without requiring a support ticket or waiting on us. You choose the plan, your account is invoiced (or credited) based on the difference in […]
Linode
Christopher Aker

Linode welcomes Dave Finnerty

Sep 3, 2009 by Christopher Aker
I’m pleased to announce that Dave Finnerty has joined Linode starting full time this week. Dave is tasked with building out our customer service and support department, and as such, will be responsible for making sure you guys are kept happy! Dave brings his experience from various IT jobs in the NYC area. We’re very […]
Linode
tasaro

Rails Rumble 2009

Aug 28, 2009 by tasaro
This past weekend Linode sponsored the 3rd annual Rails Rumble competition. The Rails Rumble is a 48 hour contest in which teams of one to four members design and develop complete web apps using Ruby on Rails.  This year 237 teams entered (cue visual of 200+ Linodes booting at the same time) and 137 of those […]
Linode
Christopher Aker

Dr. Dobb’s Linode write-up

Aug 24, 2009 by Christopher Aker
Mike Riley (twitter @mriley), a contributing editor for Dr. Dobb’s Journal, did a nice write-up on Linode. DDJ has been around in various forms for over 30 years, and is one of the most respected software development journals.  Mike reviews some of Linode’s features, the new API, and has a short interview with me on […]
Linode
Christopher Aker

New kernels, fixed vulnerabilities

Aug 17, 2009 by Christopher Aker
We’ve released five new kernels which contain the fix for the recently announced Linux kernel local privilege escalation vulnerability (CVE-2009-2692).  The following kernels are NOT vulnerable: 2.6.18.8-linode19 (Latest 2.6 Stable) 2.6.30.5-linode20 2.6.18.8-x86_64-linode7 (Latest 2.6 Stable – x86_64) 2.6.30.5-x86_64-linode8 2.6.23.17-linode44 (for UML) Please check the output of “uname -r” from within your Linode.  If you’re not […]
Linux