Blog posts by Lee Maguire

  • Meltdown and Spectre

    At the beginning of 2018, two classes of attacks on computer processors (CPUs) were announced, Meltdown and Spectre, which will require updates to be applied both to desktop and server systems. These vulnerabilities affect almost all computers worldwide. dxw would like to reassure all our clients and the organisations that we work with, that we […]

  • Patch paralysis and risk culture

    The recent ransomware attack which impacted NHS computer systems has brought into focus how much the public sector relies on outdated and poorly maintained systems. Our focus at dxw is primarily on delivering web technologies. We follow the Service Manual for guidance on the minimum supported browser, but exceptions often still need to be made […]

  • How we have protected GovPress sites from the WordPress REST API vulnerability

    A large number of WordPress sites will have been defaced as a result of a recently disclosed vulnerability in the REST API. Fortunately this did not affect sites hosted with dxw as proactive steps had already been taken to secure client sites. Two weeks ago, the WordPress security team told us and a number of […]