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Shellshock – BASH Exploit Security Update & Action

Security Update 6th October 2014

Shellshock – BASH Exploit detailed information.

Inside Shellshock

Wednesday 24th September and news of a new Linux vulnerability called SHELLSHOCK hits the internet, we wont be going into the finer details of the Exploit you can read an excellent writeup on the CloudFlare blog – ShallShock Inside Shellshock: How hackers are using it to exploit systems as Graham go’s into the finer details and how CloudFlare have pushed out a global fix to subscribers on their network.

All CloudFlare subscribers on all plans including FREE have been protected from the exploit.

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Backups who’s responsable?

Quick post today to remind everyone of the importance of backing up your data.

Reading the daily SmartCompany blog post I came across this article “Crazy Domains loses web hosting data leaving small businesses the victims“.

Another larger example of what goes wrong when you aren’t backing up your own data was DistributeIT who in 2011 lost over 5,000 clients’ websites, emails and data. Can you imagine being one of those businesses? You can read the full SmartCompany article here “Five lessons from the Distribute.IT hosting disaster“.

It makes no difference who the provider is, if you don’t subscribe to a backup service or take regular backups of your data you’re leaving your business wide open to significant loss especially if your online presence is a core part of your day-to-day operations.

Imagine losing all company emails, your website & data that’s stored in the CLOUD. How long will it take your business to recover and if your only presence is online – will you recover at all?

Backup services VH offer.

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