18 DEC 2018
The snowmen started whispering amid the Christmas night
the Santa is coming full of gifts and brings the New Year's light!
See you in 2019,
the ~okeanos team
28 AUG 2018
UPDATE: All works completed successfully
Hello ~okeanos users,
Due to upgrade works on our network infrastructure, the ~okeanos service will be disrupted between 10:00 EEST and 12:00 EEST on Wednesday, September 5.
During the upgrade, all running archipelago VMs will be temporarily shut down and automatically restarted afterwards. Your standard storage (drbd) VMs and your Pithos+ files should remain unaffected. The Cyclades and Pithos+ Web UI and APIs will also be inaccessible in the above timeframe.
Keep in mind that you should restart any running services that won't start automatically after a reboot.
We are sorry for the inconvenience,
the ... read more
12 JAN 2018
Hi ~okeanos users,
Early this month, security researchers reported two critical vulnerabilities: Spectre and Meltdown. These vulnerabilities allow attackers to access sensitive information (such as passwords), due to a design flaw, which affects Intel, ARM and some AMD processors. Specifically, Meltdown allows a process to bypass the mechanisms that isolate it from accessing the memory address space of other processes and the operating system. Respectively, with Spectre a process can access arbitrary memory locations of other related processes.
In order to protect the virtual machines, the physical nodes of ~okeanos have been patched with all the currently available security updates, ... read more
19 DEC 2017
We're Santa's techy workshop, filled with gifts and toys, the elves and helpers fill the sleigh, for all the girls and boys!
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas, the ~okeanos team
15 MAY 2017
Hi ~okeanos users,
There is a rather dangerous ransomware, the WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt ransomware, that has been spreading since Friday, May 12. The ransomware takes advantage of the MS17-010 vulnerability that affects Microsoft Operating Systems.
In order to protect the virtual machines from exposure to the WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt ransomware, all incoming TCP traffic to ports 137-139 & 445 has been blocked.
The aforementioned firewall rules were applied to partially prevent the ransomware from spreading. Therefore, we urge you to perform all the necessary updates on your Windows virtual machines.
For a more thorough ... read more