DDoS – The march of the Zombies

Posted on by Steve Sant in Security

Following on from a tumultuous week dealing with large scale DDoS attacks, many of our web hosting customers have been asked excellent questions about the attack, and even how they could help us. So, I’m going to give a brief … Continue reading

Hosting Product Updates

Posted on by Emma in News

Hello, My name is Kris and I’d like to introduce myself as the new Head of Products at Krystal. To kick off my tenure we’ve got a number of new products and improvements; Shared SSD Hosting Upgrades NEW CDN Service … Continue reading

Why HTTPS does not a secure website make

Posted on by Steve Sant in Security

Forgive the Yoda style heading, but if ever there was some sage advice that webmasters should heed, it is this: Applying HTTPS should be furthest from your mind when securing a website. Before you shout Outrageous!, Irresponsible! or other more … Continue reading

PHP hash comparison bug – red alert?

Posted on by Steve Sant in Security

A couple of days ago WhiteHat Security’s Robert Hansen, aka RSnake, accounced a PHP ‘Magic Hash’ vulnerability. In essence, it is common practice to hash user passwords using MD5 or SHA1, possibly mixing them up with salt values before storing them in a database … Continue reading

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