Stay safe: how to install the patch for Linux bug CVE-2016-0728

A security bug affecting Linux versions 3.8 and higher was recently identified. Although this bug (CVE-2016-0728) was first introduced into the Linux Kernel in 2012, it was only discovered and made public a few days ago. When we learned of the bug’s existence, we immediately patched all internal Leaseweb servers. We advise everyone to patch their […]

A closer look at abuse handling at Leaseweb

It should come as no surprise that the Leaseweb services companies receive abuse notifications on a daily basis. That’s why last July, a new Leaseweb Abuse Handler was launched which increases efficiency for those who submit notifications, for our customers and for the Leaseweb companies. We receive abuse notifications from a variety of companies and NGOs […]

Leaseweb Application Security introduction

DDoS attacks and other forms of cybercrime are becoming more and more frequent. That’s why we recently launched a new service called Leaseweb Application Security. Here’s a quick video-tour of the easy-to-use dashboard from which you can adjusts your security situations, monitor suspicious traffic, respond to threats and more. Leaseweb Application Security is further augmented by a 24/7 […]

The importance of the voluntary code “Notice and Takedown”

This is a guest blog by Michiel Steltman, Director of DINL (Dutch Digital Infrastructure Association). The enormous growth of the online economy in the last two decades has made the Netherlands a strong player in the online world. The AMS-IX, world’s largest Internet exchange, has attracted many carrier neutral datacenters and enabled a substantial hosting industry. […]

Tips from the Leaseweb Abuse Prevention department

Many customers will come across the Abuse Prevention department, sooner or later. A compromised server or a fraudulent sign-up by a new customer are things that commonly happen. Such events will most likely end up with you receiving an abuse notification which may range from a simple notification regarding a port scan to a notification […]

Filtering the Internet

During the last year there have been several discussions about filtering content on the internet. Should this be dealt with by the government (creating better legislation) or should ISPs come with a solution? Last week the WODC (Research and Documentation Centre) published an interesting report (Dutch with English summary) about the technical and legal possibilities […]