Red Hat Opens Call for Submissions for 2017 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year Award

RALEIGH, N.C. — December 6, 2016 — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that submissions are being accepted for the 11th annual Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year award. The RHCP of the Year Award gives us an opportunity to Continue Reading

Red Hat Launches OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform

RALEIGH, N.C. — December 8, 2016 — Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s award-winning container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who Continue Reading

Research: Furtive Malware Rises Again

Shamoon Timeline The Shamoon virus, also known as Disttrack, surfaced for the first time back in 2012 targeting Middle East Oil companies. It leveraged stolen credentials to gain access, and then exhibited worm-like behavior to spread throughout the entire targeted network. All Shamoon attacks were clearly very carefully planned beforehand, Continue Reading

Q&A on Using a Real Time Sandbox to Thwart Packed Malware

There have been numerous cases recently where advanced malware has been linked to significant data breaches. Malware authors employ a variety of techniques to hide their malicious intent, including the use of packing utilities to create “packed malware.” Ladi Adefala, Senior Security Strategist at Fortinet, explains how a real time Continue Reading

Debugging war story: the mystery of NXDOMAIN

The following blog post describes a debugging adventure on Cloudflare’s Mesos-based cluster. This internal cluster is primarily used to process log file information so that Cloudflare customers have analytics, and for our systems that detect and respond to attacks. The problem encountered didn’t have any effect on our customers, but Continue Reading

Collabora Online 2.0 is Enterprise Ready

by Holger Dyroff posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 posted in General Last month Collabora announced the release of their update to Collabora Online to include collaborative editing. Today they have announced that the update is now available for enterprise that want a powerful office suite in the cloud or Continue Reading

Did You Know: Attachment Alert Zimlet

Welcome to Part 5 of Our Zimlet Showcase: Attachment Alert Zimlet For background information on Zimlets, refer to this post: Did You Know: Zimlets!For more information on Zimlets, visit How many times have you clicked “Send” before you remember to include an attachment? You know the feeling. It’s that, Continue Reading

Deep Analysis of the Online Banking Botnet TrickBot

One month ago we captured a Word document infected with malicious VBA code, which was detected as WM/Agent!tr by the Fortinet AntiVirus service. Its file name is InternalFax.doc, and its MD5 is 4F2139E3961202B1DFEAE288AED5CB8F.  By our analysis, the Word document was used to download and spread the botnet TrickBot. TrickBot aims Continue Reading

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”

Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 help you get your site set up the way you want it. Presenting Twenty Seventeen A brand new default theme brings Continue Reading

LinkedIn and Baidu Redirecting to Fat-Loss and Brain Improvement Scam

We recently received a URL through Skype that caught our attention. It was a link belonging to LinkedIn, with our Skype ID as a parameter at the end of the URL. hxxps:// Usually, people would be wary when they receive links that look somewhat suspicious. But this link is from Continue Reading

“Sell Faster”: Enhancing User Experience on a Daily Basis

“Code Better; Create Easier; Sell Faster”: PrestaShop 1.7 offers real improvements for everyone involved in creating an online shop: developers, theme designers and merchants. “Sell Faster” is designed for our users, merchants. The product department committed to making their lives easier. That is what user-oriented design is all about. When Continue Reading

Christmas Holidays: 2015-2016 E-Commerce Trends and Outlook

Many of you in Europe and throughout the world* took part in our survey about preparing your online store for the holiday season. We made a promise and we’re keeping it! We have assessed the impact on your business and habits during that crucial peak sales time, the Christmas Holiday Continue Reading

7 useful tips to turn complaints into a great customer experience

Did you know that as many as 66% of unhappy clients say they refuse to go back to a company they’ve had a bad customer experience with? Pretty scary. In today’s video, Jeremy Tree, Business Development Manager at Youstice, lays out 7 ways to avoid ruffling your customers’ feathers when Continue Reading

A Closer Look at the Mamba Ransomware that Struck San Francisco Rail System

  Recently, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, also known as MUNI, was attacked by a new variant of Mamba (a.k.a HDDCryptor) – a disk-encypting ransomware. The incident left their ticketing services with inoperational systems and a note that read, “You Hacked,ALL Data Encrypted,Contact For Key(” Fortinet first discovered Mamba Continue Reading

GitLab 8.14.3, 8.13.8, and 8.12.11 Released

Today we are releasing versions 8.14.3, 8.13.8, and 8.12.11 for GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). These versions contain an important security fix for a critical denial-of-service and data corruption vulnerability, and we strongly recommend that all affected GitLab installations be upgraded to one of these versions immediately. Continue Reading

cPanel & WHM version 60 in STABLE tier

cPanel, Inc. has released cPanel & WHM version 60 to the STABLE tier. Below are just a few of the new features you will see! DNSSECProtect your website from one of the most widely exploited exploit vectors with DNSSEC. SNI support on cPanel servicesWith SNI support added to all of cPanel’s services, Continue Reading

Q&A: How Fortinet’s Security Fabric Creates New Opportunity for Channel Partners

Joe Sykora, Fortinet Vice President of Americas Channels and Sales Operations, gives his perspective on how an integrated security architecture like Fortinet’s Security Fabric creates new opportunities for solution providers. Why is the idea of a security fabric so important to network security in this current environment? These days, companies have Continue Reading

TLD glue sticks around too long

Recent headline grabbing DDoS attacks provoked heated debates in the DNS community. Everyone has strong opinions on how to harden DNS to avoid downtime in the future. Is it better to use a single DNS provider or multiple? What DNS TTL values are best? Does DNSSEC make you more or Continue Reading

ownCloud and GÉANT offers Education Customers Special Pricing for Collabora

by ownCloud GmbH posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 posted in Community ownCloud, GÉANT, and Collabora have teamed up to offer our users Collabora Online with in the ownCloud service suite. Collabora Online provides educational and research institutions with a scalable, commercially supported version with long term support, signed security Continue Reading

Will autocrats ever learn? – The Internet Blackout in Gambia

On Wednesday afternoon, Cloudflare and other Internet companies noticed that the West African country of The Gambia had dropped off the Internet – the day before the presidential election that was planned to be held there on Thursday, December 1st. This is not unprecedented. The Ugandan government blocked access to Continue Reading

Cerber 5.0.1 Arrives with New Multithreading Method

Introduction A new update of Cerber Ransomware, Cerber 5.0.1, has just arrived, appearing shortly after Cerber 5.0.0. had been released. Cerber 5.0.1 handles multithreading differently when it comes to encrypting files, probably aiming for better performance. It also changes the instruction file name from “README.hta” to “_README_.hta”.  The intention of Continue Reading

3 Ways Recent DDoS and Ransomware Attacks Have Put Healthcare Institutions on Alert

Healthcare organizations understand that network uptime is a critical (if not the most critical) component to organizational success in today’s digital age. Networks allow for electronic health records (EHR) to be accessed, life-critical applications to be run, and research to be conducted. Cybercriminals also understand that all of these things Continue Reading

Digitally Advanced Traditional Enterprises Are Eight Times More Likely to Grow Share by Committing to Advanced Technologies But Still Lag Behind Digital Natives

NEW YORK and RALEIGH, N.C. — December 1, 2016 — Bain & Company and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today released the results of joint research aimed at determining how deeply enterprises are committed to digital transformation and the benefits these enterprises are Continue Reading

The Daily DDoS: Ten Days of Massive Attacks

Back in March my colleague Marek wrote about a Winter of Whopping Weekend DDoS Attacks where we were seeing 400Gbps attacks occurring mostly at the weekends. We speculated that attackers were busy with something else during the week. This winter we’ve seen a new pattern, and attackers aren’t taking the Continue Reading

Manage Your Reputation – Ensure Data Security in Financial Services

It’s widely understood across industries that a business’ most fragile and valuable asset is its reputation. This statement is especially true within the financial services industry, as individuals from around the globe trust institutions with their money and personal information on a daily basis. As a result, the protection of Continue Reading

Meet Jayasilen, Ambassador of the month | November 2016

Jayasilen, our Ambassador of Malaysia, is working in Kuala Lumpur for a nutritional supplements company, where he is in charge of the online business, through a store powered by PrestaShop. He is the proof that PrestaShop is easy to use and user-friendly, as him and his assistant don’t have an Continue Reading

Why PrestaShop 1.7 helps theme designers “create easier”

“It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.”Antoine de Saint-Exupéry There is probably no better quote to depict how we’ve achieved one of the most important improvement of PrestaShop 1.7: its new Theme structure. In Continue Reading

GitLab Major Security Update for CVE-2016-9469

On Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 3:59pm PST (23:59 UTC), we will publish a major GitLab security update to address CVE-2016-9469, a denial-of-service and data corruption vulnerability. More details will be forthcoming on our blog, including which versions of GitLab are affected. We recommend installations running affected versions to upgrade Continue Reading

Bladabindi Remains A Constant Threat By Using Dynamic DNS Services

The Fortinet research team has been developing a industrial-grade analysis system that allows us to concentrate information from samples collected from a variety of sources. Using this tool, we recently started to see the recurrence of URLs from the domains and In most cases, each sample was connected Continue Reading

Security Leads the Way for MSO Evolution to MSP

Like every other service provider segment, MSOs are looking for ways to leverage recent changes in technology and customer buying patterns in order to expand their addressable market and service offerings. MSOs now have an opportunity to claim a larger share of this growing business market by providing a new Continue Reading

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