Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Security warning for users of Adobe Reader/Acrobat, XP and IE7

A new security threat has been discovered that affects users with the following installed:

  • Windows XP

  • Internet Explorer 7

  • Adobe Acrobat or Reader, v8.1 and earlier

Saturday, October 6, 2007

A new SSL certificate and some minor tweaks

I'll be installing a new SSL certificate for the server today, and also testing to see if it's possible to enable a secure login for hosting clients by using the server IP. Normally SSL certificates are issued to a hostname for the entire server or a single domain for one company. The majority of hosting companies have their clients use the hostname, and if my work around isn't successful, we'll be doing that as well, I was just hoping to be able to offer another way.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

cPanel 11 upgrade fallout

The upgrade went smooth in the majority of areas I've checked, though there's a lot more checking to do, with the exception of the billing and support area. In version 11 cPanel made some undocumented changes in how an extension to PHP was loaded, and this just happened to be an extension (Ioncube) required by the billing/support system to run.