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Oracle Announce Security Alert for OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability CVE-2014-0160

The Security Alert for OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability CVE-2014-0160 was released on April 18th, 2014. This Security Alert addresses CVE-2014-0160 (‘Heartbleed’), a security vulnerability which affects multiple OpenSSL versions implemented by various vendors in their products. This vulnerability also affects multiple Oracle products. Due to the severity and the reported exploitation of...

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WordPress Security Flaws in 400 NHS Websites Leave them Vulnerable to Attack

According to a recent survey, WordPress is currently used on 20% of websites on the internet, and the NHS are clearly an avid user, even if their websites are not being properly managed. In a recent article in Computer Active, it has been announced that an independent security researcher Terence Eden has discovered that there are around 400 NHS websites were vulnerable to attack putting their...

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Infographic of GiraffeDog Breach Attempts for 2013

GiraffeDog have been providing web hosting for our customers since 1999. We started off with one server handling data for our clients and our own websites. We now have multiple servers hosted in multiple data centres running on our own custom cloud platform, both here in the UK as well as the US. As part of our active monitoring, our firewalls notify us immediately of any malicious attacks....

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Microsoft Gives Windows XP A Stay of Execution until 14 July 2015

Microsoft Gives Windows XP A Stay of Execution until 14 July 2015

Microsoft has announced that it will continue to support Windows XP until 14 July 2015. This will include it’s security products; antimalware engine as well as signatures. This has been extended from it’s previous announced retirement date of 8 April 2014. For end users this means that their AV software Microsoft Security Essentials will stil receive updates after support for Windows XP...

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Dropbox Outage Still Affecting 1% of Users after 48 Hours

Dropbox Outage Still Affecting 1% of Users after 48 Hours

Cloud storage company Dropbox were hit with an outage on Friday. After several hours the file-sharing service blamed it on an issue that came up during regular maintenance. However a social network post allegedly from a hacker group 1775Sec and/or Anonymous had claimed responsibility for the outage. Dropbox have dismissed claims that user info had been leaked as hoax.   Some Dropbox users are...

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Google Mail Update Severs Email Marketing Intelligence

Google Mail Update Severs Email Marketing Intelligence

Google have announced a huge change to their Gmail, which will affect any email marketers who rely on email recipients to load images in order to gauge uptake and interest. Google has announced they will no longer ask users  if they want to download the images inside emails. Instead, Google will automatically download all incoming images to internal Google servers, and then automatically...

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