Monday, October 6, 2014

Rackspace, Amazon, Patch, Reboot Cloud Servers

Rackspace Joined Amazon in Patching, Rebooting Cloud Servers: "... The issue was further complicated by a tight deadline—the vulnerability was first discovered early last week, and a patch wasn't worked out with Xen engineers until late Sept. 26. At the same time, technical details of the vulnerability were scheduled to be released Oct. 1, giving Rackspace, Amazon Web Services (ASW) and any other cloud provider facing the same issues only a few days to patch the systems and reboot them. They also had to alert customers to the situation, but not give out too much information that hackers could use to compromise data on the servers before they were patched. - See more at:"

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