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SSH Exploit Rumour - Security Alert

Further details of the exploit can be found below:

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6742
http://www.securityaegis.com/?p=445
http://romeo.copyandpaste.info/txt/nowayout.txt
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/08/openssh_exploit_rumour/

Until we can confirm or deny these reports, or verify the claims, we have taken the immediate decision to lock down SSH access to our servers - for security.

This means that SSH access to any of our shared, reseller or premium hosting servers has been blocked at our firewalls.

Self-managed dedicated server, VPS and colocation customers are advised to take immediate steps to firewall their servers to prevent any malicious activity. Managed dedicated customers will be reviewed on a case by case basis by our support teams.

New cPanel/WHM Reseller packages.

With our new range of starter and pro packages, you’re able to offer your customers more bandwidth and disk space, as well as being able to save money every month.

If you are with another hosting company, we’ll gladly migrate your sites free of charge (as long as they are currently using cPanel) so that you can enjoy reliable service and excellent support from our UK-based support team.

The new plans are as follows:

RS-5: 5GB Disk Space, 50GB Bandwidth
RS-10: 10GB Disk Space, 100GB Bandwidth
RS-20: 20GB Disk Space, 200GB Bandwidth
RS-30: 30GB Disk Space, 300GB Bandwidth
RS-40: 40GB Disk Space, 400GB Bandwidth
RS-50: 50GB Disk Space, 500GB Bandwidth

Our free domain promotion is still valid for all accounts that are paid annually or bi-annually.

Note: Currently this only applies to our Linux-based accounts. We are reviewing our Windows reseller accounts and will be launching new products soon! :)

We understand that some current customers may want to transfer to the new packages. This should not be a problem, however, some customers maybe on very old packages and as such older servers where such upgrades are not possible. Please contact us if you are an existing customer to discuss your upgrade.