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Linode cloud users in Europe hit as Frankfurt DC falls to its knees

Problems at Linode's data centre in Germany have led to connectivity issues with its cloud services over the weekend, and we understand the vendor is currently trying to solve a packet loss problem. At 14:14 UTC yesterday, the New Jersey-headquartered cloud provider said on its status page that it had become "aware of …
Andrew Silver, 2 Oct 2017
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Xen warns of nine embargo-worthy bugs

The Xen Project has announced nine – as in 3^2 – embargo-worthy bugs. Details of the problems, with fixes for all, will be revealed on June 20. Xen's security policy sees it announce the existence of bugs two weeks before it releases patches to the world. But detailed news of the bugs is revealed to big Xen users, which makes …

Linode fends off multiple DDOS attacks

Cloud hosting outfit Linode has again come under significant denial of service (DoS) attack. The attacks aren't as bad as the epic events that all-but-took Linode down in January 2016, but they are coming in thick and fast. The company's reported DoS attacks on September 2nd, September 4th and then a series of attacks on …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Sep 2016
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Linode: Major cuts to several submarine cables to Singapore

Updated Once again, it seems, submarine cables around Asia are in trouble. The first report The Register is aware of came out of cloud provider Linode, which has posted a network status statement that goes like this. On February 29, several undersea cables in the Asia Pacific region experienced major fiber cuts. These undersea …

Linode probe into 2015 crack finds fake 2FA creds flaw

Hosting outfit Linode has announced a slew of changes to its user procedures after a long analysis of the attack that led to a system-wide password reset in January. It's also determined that the breach was the result of customer credential theft. The company's post-mortem of the issue, published here, notes that the December …

Linode SSH key blunder left virtual servers open to man-in-the-middle fiddles for months

Web hosting biz Linode broke the security in its customers' virtual machines, allowing attackers to eavesdrop on SSH connections and hijack them. Nodes that installed Linode's Ubuntu 15.10 image between November 10, 2015, and February 4, 2016, all use the same SSH server key. Usually, a unique key is generated during …

Under-attack Linode resets passwords after logins leak onto web

Linode's woes continue: the server hosting biz has just run a system-wide password reset on customer accounts after two Linode.com user credentials were discovered “on an external machine.” The advisory, posted here, says the leak “implies user credentials could have been read from our database, either offline or on, at some …

Linode: Back at last after ten days of hell

Linode reckons its long outage has come to an end, although its most-current message says there may be “intermittent” issues for users, mostly of its Atlanta facility. At the time of writing, the status of all services was listed as “operational”, except for Atlanta which still shows as “partial outage”. The company has been …

Linode's crippling cyber-siege enters day four

Virtual server host Linode has been on and offline since Christmas Day as it weathers an ongoing denial-of-service attack. Four days in, its customers are getting grumpy. Linode Status page ... Linode still suffering days after attacks began "We are currently aware of a DoS attack that is affecting the Linode Manager/ …
Iain Thomson, 29 Dec 2015
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Linode open-sources its secret support sauce

Infrastructure-as-a-service and cloud concern Linode has open-sourced the support documentation it offers to users. The company has long operated a “Linode Library” containing tutorials and other documents that might conceivably be useful to its users, or just to the curious. The company has now put the lot on GitHub along …
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Smashing, groovy, baby – yay, capitalism! Digital Ocean flogs Brit VMs

Cheap-as-a-chips virtual-machine hoster Digital Ocean has put roots down in the UK by opening up its first bit barn in Blighty. The US cloud company, based in New York, said on Tuesday that it had opened the doors on its "London" (LON1) data center. Pricing for its Linux VMs hosted in England is the same as the pricing at …
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 2014

Linode busts up Digital Ocean with price-matching speedy server

The world's ferocious appetite for gadgets and computers has worked its magic again, driving storage prices down enough for Linux hoster Linode to cut the price of its servers, making it competitive with young rival Digital Ocean. The 11-year old company announced on its birthday that it was adding a new server class to its …
Jack Clark, 16 Jun 2014

Battle of the Linux clouds! Linode DOUBLES RAM to take on Digital Ocean

Linux server slinger Linode has doubled its RAM allocations per-server, and swapped out all its hard drives with SSDs allowing it to match upstart Digital Ocean on prices. The new gear was announced by the company in a blog post on Thursday. It contains new Ivy Bridge E5-2680 v2 processors, greater networking bandwidth, and …
Jack Clark, 17 Apr 2014
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Linode raises Hourly Billing flag against Digital Ocean pirates

Linux server hosting provider Linode has introduced hourly billing after being buffeted by fierce competition in the hosting and cloud markets. The venerable hosting company announced on Wednesday that customers can now rent servers from it in hourly increments. Previously they were sold on a monthly basis. This means …
Jack Clark, 9 Apr 2014
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Cut-price Linode competitor spins up Singapore bit barn

Scrappy cloud provider DigitalOcean has started selling cloud servers out of a Singapore data center, giving the cut-price Linode competitor a globe-spanning service. The new facility will sit alongside existing data centers in New York, San Francisco, and Amsterdam, the company announced on Tuesday. What sets DigitalOcean …
Jack Clark, 11 Feb 2014

Linode adds analytics package to Linux cloud

Xen hosting company Linode has added a statistics collection and graphing service to its cloud to keep current users happy. The "Longview" technology uses a server-side agent written in Perl – available as an open source project on Github – to inspect server performance, massage data, and output it to a Linode admin GUI. It …
Jack Clark, 6 Sep 2013
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Web host Linode, hackers clash over credit-card raid claim

Crooks claim they gained access to server hosting biz Linode's customer passwords and credit card numbers. On Friday, Linode said someone tried to compromise one of its clients' machines, but insisted no financially sensitive information was leaked. Linode reset all account passwords as a precautionary measure. The virtual …
John Leyden, 16 Apr 2013
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Linode hackers escape with $70K in daring bitcoin heist

Updated Popular web host Linode has been hacked by cyber-thieves who made off with a stash of bitcoins worth $71,000 (£44,736) in real money. The crooks pulled off the heist after obtaining admin passwords for Linode's network gear. Having infiltrated its systems, the thieves proceeded to target several Bitcoin-related servers, …
John Leyden, 2 Mar 2012

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