A Message about Intel’s L1TF Security Vulnerability

Today, Intel released a statement regarding L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF), a severe security vulnerability that affects many multi-tenant environments running virtual machines, including DigitalOcean. This vulnerability exposes data to any guest running on the same processor core. In DigitalOcean’s environment, this means an attacker could theoretically use one Droplet…

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2018: Mid-Year Product Update

We're past the middle of the year and I want to provide everyone in our community with an update on progress and upcoming plans. We outlined a series of initiatives in January and have made significant progress on those. I'm also going to share what we're planning for the next…

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Implementing HTTPS for Chrome Users

HTTPS encryption allows websites to protect end users, encrypting traffic between browsers and the site’s web servers. Browser developers plan to add new warnings for end users when they surf to websites not encrypted with HTTPS, before eventually phasing out HTTP in favor of HTTPS. Yesterday, Google became the…

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