Entries by Rob Hooper

Setting up IPv6 in your AWS VPC

This is the first part of a two part series on setting up IPv6 in Amazon Web Services (AWS).  This first part discusses setting up IPv6 in your AWS VPC.  The second part will discuss setting up IPv6 on your EC2 instances. The IPv6 revolution is happening and you need to be a part of […]

AWS services that need to be on your radar

We are avid AWS users and the AWS Summit this year really added to our excitement. AWS have grown quicker and larger than any other server host in the past few years and with it there has been a flood of new AWS technologies and services. Below are our favourite solutions, it is time to […]

Client support vs PCI 3.1 Compliance

Back in December 2015 the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) agreed it was time to start disabling support for old and insecure SSL protocols. TLS 1.0 needs to be switched off before the 30 June 2018. While many of the old SSL protocols have been disabled now due to vulnerabilities such as […]

Switching a site from HTTP to HTTPS

We love HTTPS and with its Security, Speed, SEO and Accessibility you should upgrade now! Having helped customers through this process many times we have learnt a thing or two about how to make the process go smoothly. So here is our … 4 step HTTPS upgrade guide   1) Get a certificate You can […]

How will Ubuntu 12.04 end of life affect me?

On April 2017, Ubuntu 12.04 reaches end of life. We recommend that you update to Ubuntu 16.04. Over time technology and security evolves, new bugs are fixed and new threats prevented, so in order to maintain a secure infrastructure it is important to keep all software and systems up to date. Operating systems are key […]

Types of SSL Certificates

The number of businesses that use SSL have increased tremendously over the past few years and the reasons for which SSL is used has also increased, for example: Some businesses need SSL to simply provide confidentiality (i.e. encryption) Some businesses like to use SSL to add more trust or confidence in security and identity (they […]

How will CentOS 5 end of life affect me?

On 31st March 2017, CentOS 5 reaches end of life. We recommend that you update to CentOS 7. Over time technology and security evolves, new bugs are fixed and new threats prevented, so in order to maintain a secure infrastructure it is important to keep all software and systems up to date. Operating systems are […]

PHP 5.5 support will stop on the 10 July 2016

Quick Public Safety Announcement, PHP 5.5 is end of life on the 10 July 2016. Anything not running PHP version 5.6 or newer exposes your site to significant security vulnerabilities. We have ensured that all our customers are safe and ready. Unsure if you are affected? Want a hand upgrading? Get in touch!   I […]

Let’s Encrypt: Security Everywhere

Let’s Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority (CA) who are making waves in the web community. They have lowered the access barrier for SSL certificates significantly and are pushing their competition to improve; fast. “A Certificate Authority is an entity that validates other digital certificates… …Creating a Chain of Trust between a website and the […]

Certificate Authorities or how to trust over the internet

A common misconception we see all the time is that HTTPS is only useful for scrambling (encrypting) connections between you and a website, but this is only half of its potential. So how do we know we are connected to Facebook’s servers when we access www.facebook.com? HTTPS ensures this, by making two important aspects of […]