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

Google to switch off PageSpeed service

Posted on by Steve Sant in Krystal Tech

Launched in July 2011, Google’s PageSpeed service has been adopted by many website owners to help speed up their visitors’ experience. PageSpeed does a number of things to speed up websites by optimising files, merging resources to reduce latency, adding … Continue reading

Understanding 504 Gateway Timeout errors

Posted on by Steve Sant in Krystal Tech

Gateway Timeouts (status 504) are perhaps one of the more frustrating errors, and also the least well understood by most casual webmasters – and many professional web developers. First, let’s look at what a status code is. Each request to a http … Continue reading

Have you patched against Magento ShopLift?

Posted on by Steve Sant in Uncategorized

Magento has alerted users of its powerful eCommerce solution to a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability within most versions of the software. It is estimated that a quarter of a million stores could be affected. The vulnerabilities allow unauthenticated users to execute arbitrary code … Continue reading

Dell R630 SSD servers coming online!

Posted on by Tom in Krystal Tech

We’ve been busy over in the data centre installing some of our latest kit for our cPanel shared hosting service. The new servers are Dell R630s with the following specs: 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 2.6GHz 96GB Memory (8GB RDIMM, 2133MT/s, … Continue reading



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