Don’t let the POODLE get you, remove SSL 3.0 now!

Today we’re writing about a vulnerability in the antiquated and obsolete SSL 3.0 protocol. In many instances, the usage of the SSL 3.0 protocol has already been replaced by TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 while maintaining backwards interoperability with SSL 3.0...

Bash security vulnerabilities

update – September 25 4:00PM EDT (20:00 UTC):  Apparently the extent of the flaw in bash was not contained in just the original security report CVE-2014-6271 and initial update.  There is a similar security concern documented in CVE-2014-7169 which Red Hat says...

CentOS 7.0 is Released and Goes Live – Well Mostly

The much anticipated CentOS 7.0 has been released today, which much traffic to accompany it! As of right now, their ‘Seven’ official website is down, but we’ve managed to find a proper CentOS 7.0 mirror, using the NetInstall. The image will be...

Don’t let your heart bleed – Update OpenSSL Immediately

Recently, a vulnerability in OpenSSL, nicknamed “Heartbleed” has been discovered. HostVirtual suggests all clients immediately update their OpenSSL installations.  In addition to being discovered after being open “in the wild” for over a year,...

FreeBSD and Linux

We thought it would be a good idea to help educate our current RootBSD users, and potential users, as to some of the differences between FreeBSD and Linux. We have nothing against Linux at all, we actually like it, however there are very noticeable differences in the...