Spiral Hosting Blog

Important – Changes to Email, FTP and Database Access (PCI Compliance)

Published by on July 18th, 2016

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. Today we emailed all our clients important information on changes to email, FTP and database access. It is essential that clients read the full information and take action. To comply with PCI (payment card industry) requirements, which are important for hosting clients … Read more ›

The Big PHP Update

Published by on March 4th, 2016

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. We will be updating the native (default) PHP version on our web servers to PHP 5.6.   PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP is used by … Read more ›

Security Notice: Fraudulent Domain Renewal Phone Calls

Published by on January 25th, 2016

We have received reports that scammers are using our company name in fraudulent phone calls to our clients. The scammers are contacting clients using information that is publicly available on the Internet via a whois search and seem to be contacting clients who have domains close to their renewal dates. The scammers are attempting to … Read more ›

Security Advice – Tucows & OpenSRS Phishing

Published by on October 29th, 2015

It’s come to our attention that some registrars are being targeted by phishing attacks against domain owners and registrants. We have received communications that some of those attacks are using Tucows branded emails to potentially contact you. all over the world. The fraudulent emails claim that a particular domain name has been suspended and ask users to … Read more ›

Security advice – Poodle bug lockdown affecting ZenCart payments

Published by on October 16th, 2014

Information on the POODLE Security Bug & Advice for ZenCart website owners Expert engineers working for Google Security this week discovered a security bug in the SSL 3.0 technology used to encrypt Internet data and ecommerce transactions. The bug is known as POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). The SSL 3.0 technology is 18 years old and it … Read more ›

Security advice – Shellshock Unix Bash Bug

Published by on September 26th, 2014

Shellshock Unix Bash Bug – Informational purposes only. No action is required. We wish to advise that we are aware of the security vulnerability and every web server that we manage has been patched. Hence, if you have shared hosting or reseller hosting with us, your website(s) are NOT at risk. If you have a managed web … Read more ›

Internet Register Ireland – Domain Scam

Published by on September 17th, 2014

Spiral Hosting has today warned customers of a domain registration scam. Internet Register Ireland has been sending letters to many of our customers and even sending letters directly to Spiral Hosting. The company is registered in Germany, although have PO Boxes in Ireland, the UK and France. The letters request payment of €2874 over 3 years … Read more ›

Security advice – OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug (Update)

Published by on April 10th, 2014

OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug Update & SSL Certificates This is an update to the security advisory we sent yesterday. Your webmaster or IT person should be made aware of this information. Yesterday we emailed all our web hosting customers aboutthe Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL security software. Google Security and Codenomicon – a Finnish security company – … Read more ›

Security advice – OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

Published by on April 9th, 2014

OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug – Informational purposes only. No action is required. We wish to advise that we are aware of the security vulnerability and every web server that we manage has been patched. Hence, if you have shared hosting or reseller hosting with us, your website is NOT at risk. If you have a self-managed … Read more ›

Is your WordPress site software & security up to date?

Published by on April 4th, 2014

Does your website use WordPress? Is the software & security up to date? WordPress brute force attacks began in April 2013. Thousands of malicious bots would automatically attempt to guess the login details for WordPress admin dashboards.The amount and frequency of the requests inundated many websites and caused major problems for many leading web hosting … Read more ›

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