Entries by Dan Benton

Intel vulnerabilities (Meltdown & Spectre)

On 3rd January 2018 engineers around the world scrambled to respond to the announcement that most CPUs on the planet had a vulnerability that would allow attackers to steal data from affected computers.  Almost two weeks later and we do know a lot more however the outlook is still bleak. Am I vulnerable? Almost definitely.  […]

Stack Clash vulnerability

A new vulnerability was announced today affecting all Linux servers (including OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris, on i386 and amd64).  The vulnerability allows local users to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code. We are currently contacting customers to arrange for appropriate times to reboot servers and load in the new kernel.  If you manage your […]

Your website on the Tor network

We are very proud to announce a unique service which enables any website to have a presence on the Tor network. Hosting a website on the Tor network has previously been very challenging, requiring changes to both infrastructure and the site itself. Dogsbody Technology Ltd. are now offering a turn-key solution to this problem, allowing […]

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

We are passionate about apprenticeships at Dogsbody Technology.  It is safe to say that without apprenticeships we would not be the company we are today. This week (6-10 Mar 2017) is National Apprenticeship Week 2017 and it seems only fitting to tell you our story.  To use the relevant hashtag, we are literally #madebyapprentices :-) […]

We survived Google Hash Code 2017

Last week we attended Google Hash Code 2017 in GROW at Greenpark, Reading. The problem was released at 17:45 and we had until 21:30 to write a solution that scored better than the 2814 other teams in the competition. The problem statement related to optimising YouTube’s caching servers by pre-loading popular video’s.  You can read […]

Data Privacy Day 2017

This year we bring you an infographic showing how data privacy is good for business. We also encourage you to check out last years post about the business requirements of running a business in the UK. Feature image by g4ll4is under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

2016 Christmas Giving

Each year we make a donation to charities instead of sending Christmas cards. This year we are very happy to announce donations to the following charities… Launchpad Reading – A charity that helps some of Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around and fulfil their potential. Launchpad began as a soup […]

Open-sourcing our Raspberry Pi Displayboard

Our office warboard runs off a simple Raspberry Pi plugged into a wall mounted TV however the code to get this to work reliably has taken a bit of tweaking over the years. Today we continue our efforts to give back to the open source community by publishing our recipe for a solid, stable displayboard […]

Welcome Claire Christmas!

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our team in the form of Claire Christmas (yes that really is her real name!) Claire will be joining us as an Office Manager and brings with her years of administration and customer services skill as well as a real passion for cost savings and efficiency. Into […]

Congratulations Rob Hooper

We are very pleased to congratulate Rob Hooper on completing his Linux Systems Apprenticeship. Rob now holds… City & Guilds Certificate in IT Systems and Principles City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in IT Professional Competence We are even more pleased that Rob has chosen to continue his career with Dogsbody Technology as a permanent […]