To our valued Clients;
A few weeks ago, it was discovered that Intel had sold processors that were compromised and had the potential for malicious activities including to modify, delete and corrupt data. The exploits and vulnerabilities are called Meltdown and Spectre. The huge problem here is that intel processors are in almost all computers world-wide including, the computer you are working on and, unfortunately, most dedicated servers. We have been waiting for a patch so that we can update our servers and it has finally been provided.
For your personal security, please make sure you update the software of your personal computer / mobile device with the latest release so that your computer doesn’t get compromised. Everyone, include Apple products have already / and will be releasing patches soon. Make sure you download and update your system as soon as you see the release. It has been reported that these patches slow down computers but its better to have slow computer than one that is not working at all. I’m certain the bug that slowing down computers will eventually get a patch as well.
We have started backing up everyone’s website and tonight we are going to install the patch that was provided for the server. Please note that we have to restart the server in order to complete this setup so we are sending this email as an FYI. We urge your to go through website in the next couple of days to ensure that everything works and advise us should anything not work accordingly.
Please note that we are in the early stages of the discovery of these vulnerabilities, which are a new class of system security vulnerabilities altogether. We continue to work with our system administrators and server personnel to ensure the safety of your website. If you have any questions / clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us.