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Fintan
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:28 pm    Post subject: Breakfornews Back After Server Security Upgrade Reply with quote

Breakfornews Direct IP: 70.39.145.69/breakfornews.com

As of yesterday we now have a new private permanent IP
for the FintanDunne.com domain and all related domains.


This doesn't affect usual access, but one benefit is that if
BreakForNews.com is blocked at your ISP or national level,
you now have a non-DNS-lookup direct route to our server.

This IP will also allow us to go https ssl secure on all sites.

So here's direct urls for some of the websites:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SCHEDULED SERVER DOWNTIME
FOR SERVER SECURITY UPGRADE


January 11, 2018, at 7:00 PM EST[/b],
the website and forum was briefly offline
for emergency server infection prevention
due to newly identified vulnerabilities.

Rebooted servers now back online after patching them.


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Here’s how, and why, the Spectre and Meltdown patches will hurt performance
Now that microcode and patches are starting to ship, a clearer picture is emerging.

PETER BRIGHT - 1/11/2018, 9:30 PM

As the industry continues to grapple with the Meltdown and Spectre attacks, operating system and browser developers in particular are continuing to develop and test schemes to protect against the problems. Simultaneously, microcode updates to alter processor behavior are also starting to ship.

Since news of these attacks first broke, it has been clear that resolving them is going to have some performance impact. Meltdown was presumed to have a substantial impact, at least for some workloads, but Spectre was more of an unknown due to its greater complexity. With patches and microcode now available (at least for some systems), that impact is now starting to become clearer. The situation is, as we should expect with these twin attacks, complex.

To recap: modern high-performance processors perform what is called speculative execution. They will make assumptions about which way branches in the code are taken and speculatively compute results accordingly. If they guess correctly, they win some extra performance; if they guess wrong, they throw away their speculatively calculated results. This is meant to be transparent to programs, but it turns out that this speculation slightly changes the state of the processor. These small changes can be measured, disclosing information about the data and instructions that were used speculatively.

With the Spectre attack, this information can be used to, for example, leak information within a browser (such as saved passwords or cookies) to a malicious JavaScript. With Meltdown, an attack that builds on the same principles, this information can leak data within the kernel memory....



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