Security Update for “Dirty COW”

Posted on November 1, 2016

Vital Effect is sending this notification to inform our customers of a newly identified security vulnerability called “Dirty COW” Linux Kernel Vulnerability CVE-2016-5195. The following RedHat article has more information on the vulnerability access.redhat.com/securit… The following Red Hat Product versions are impacted: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Red Hat Enterprise … [Read More]

Phone System Revamp

Posted on July 19, 2016

We have recently gone through our phone system and revamped all the numbers. From now on please call us at 780.679.1400 and then choose the appropriate extension. We have the following extensions you can choose from: Extension 1 – General Inquires Extension 2 – Sales Extensions 3 – Support Extension 4 – Support We would … [Read More]

WordPress XMLRPC Patched

Posted on July 5, 2016

Summary Vital Effect is posting this notification to inform our clients that we have recently patched all of our WordPress sites against an XMLRPC attack. This attack uses continued spamming to a certain WordPress file in order to cause a server crash. We have researched how to fix the vulnerability and have patched our server … [Read More]

Security Vulnerability Patched

Posted on February 22, 2016

Summary Vital Effect is posting this notification to inform our clients of a newly identified security vulnerability called glibc: getaddrinfo stack-based buffer overflow (great name right?!) that may affect affect some of our web solutions which run on RedHat Enterprise 6.x (glibc 2.12). Luckily we have already found a patch for the vulnerability and have … [Read More]

WordPress SEO

Posted on February 10, 2016

WordPress is one of the best, if not the best content management systems when it comes to performing Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Even though WordPress is great for SEO right out the box it isn’t a bad idea to spend some time optimizing things yourself. Proper optimization of your site will help you improve your … [Read More]

Emergency Maintenance

Posted on November 19, 2015

We would like to notify you of two upcoming scheduled emergency maintenance windows. The first window will occur on Saturday, November 21st from 23:00 – Sunday, November 22nd at 06:00 ET. During this time frame, our Engineers will perform a software upgrade on both Juniper MX core routers that service our server. While no downtime … [Read More]

Knowledge Base

Posted on November 4, 2015

We our proud to announce that we’ve begun work on a new Knowledge Base that you (our clients) will be able to visit in order to answer your basic questions on everyday maintenance of your website. You can visit the knowledge base at kb.vitaleffect.com. The knowledge base is completely made in WordPress like most of … [Read More]

Poodle SSL

Posted on October 20, 2014

On Tuesday, October 14 Google reported a vulnerability with SSLv3.  The details of that report can be found here. Our server at Vital Effect has been patched to ensure no attacks can take place. This change will have little impact on most of our clients, but there are a few ways you can be affected. If … [Read More]