Updates and Upgrades

We have successfully updated to the latest production versions of a number of services including the exim and dovecot systems that provide our eMail services.The good news is that it would appear that I was able to maintain the legacy (and less secure) protocols and cyphers for the benefit of customers using older software.The bad news is that the ... إقرأ المزيد »

14th Feb 2018
Update to eMail systems

The next set of upgrades to the email services that may affect users ability to connect with older or legacy software that do not support the stricter modern security protocols and ciphers, have been published to production. It may be only a matter of hours now before they are automatically installed on our systems.I urge any users that have not ... إقرأ المزيد »

13th Feb 2018
Next round of Updates and Upgrades

cPanel have just released their next version to the production testing stage which, from past experience, can last anything from a couple of days to several weeks.

I think the upgrades will be released to production much sooner rather than later, so please be ready for the new security settings to go into effect.

6th Feb 2018
Updates and Upgrades

We are expecting to have the next round of system and security upgrades released for installation as early as next week (29th Jan 2018) and probably before the middle of February.At this point, we shall be returning all our security settings to the current industry standard recommendations which, almost certainly, will prevent older software from ... إقرأ المزيد »

28th Jan 2018
Softaculous Software Installer

As part of my on-going campaign to supply customers with up-to-date, industry standard security, I have withdrawn from the Softaculous software installer all the scripts that have not been updated by their publisher for more than 2 years.This does not preclude users from obtaining those scripts directly from their software writers and deploying ... إقرأ المزيد »

25th Jan 2018
eMail security and Cipher Downgrades

Following reports from a user that they were unable to send eMail from their Apple Mail after our recent upgrades to the eMail security, we have been temporarily obliged to significantly lower the levels of the eMail security and Ciphers.After extensive testing, and with the support of one of the cPanel senior engineers, we have established that ... إقرأ المزيد »

24th Jan 2018
Update to eMail SSL protocols.

In keeping with best industry standards, we have now removed support for the following email SSL and security protocols: sslv2 sslv3 tlsv1 tlsv1_1  Our apologies to anyone that may need to reset their eMail configuration or install an up-to-date eMail client software package, but we are constantly and conscientiously updating all our ... إقرأ المزيد »

22nd Jan 2018
PHP Updates

The PHP versions 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2 have all been updated to include the latest security patches, bug fixs and legacy version hardening, and the brotli compression option has been added.

18th Jan 2018
New Kernel

Kernel was updated to version 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.51.el6.x86_64This kernel is a rework of the 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.50.el6.x86_64 kernel that we had to withdraw as it re-introduced some of the problems that which made it vulnerable to Spectre variant 1 attack. This is a re-base of the kernel to the latest version. The kernel will continue to ... إقرأ المزيد »

18th Jan 2018
New Kernel

Kernel was updated to version 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.50.el6.x86_64This kernel address some instability that was being experienced by disk quotas on a few platforms.Whilst we were not affected by this issue, we feel that it is best to keep the kernels and updates right up-to-date during this time of trying to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre ... إقرأ المزيد »

16th Jan 2018