Thursday, January 11, 2018

Server Repairs Scheduled

You have likely seen in the news two security vulnerabilities that have come to be known as "Meltdown" and "Spectre".

Meltdown and Spectre are both hardware bugs that allow normally secret information to be read by any software that's asking for it.

"Meltdown" breaks isolation between programs and the underlying operating system, while "Spectre" breaks the isolation between running programs.

Our ISP has scheduled a maintenance window for Saturday, January 13th, from 3:00 AM EST to Saturday, January 13th 08:00 AM EST.

During this maintenance the ISP will be "... patching and rebooting our server and the upgrade to our infrastructure will be coordinated to ensure that you experience only a single reboot wherever possible."

Note that eValid Commercial License users should experience no actual interruptions of service; we are informed by our ISP that the "down time" (if any at all) will be measured in seconds -- however long it takes the server to reboot.

Regular users of the company websites should experience no problems other than slight delays in serving pages.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.