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
11 MAY 2017
UPDATE: All works completed successfully
Hello ~okeanos users,
We are happy to announce that on Tuesday, May 23 between 09:00 and 13:00 EEST we will be doing a major upgrade on the ~okeanos service, with a new version of the Synnefo software and a new version of the operating system for its infrastructure.
During the upgrade, all running Cyclades VMs will be temporarily shut down and automatically restarted afterwards. The Cyclades and Pithos Web UI and APIs will also be inaccessible in the above timeframe.
Thanks for your understanding,
The ~okeanos team
14 DEC 2016
Christmas holidays are upon us and we come bearing gifts!
More resources to more users for more time!
We are happy to announce that the more.cyclades.users project has just got renewed for 1 more year.
Hold on, there is more...
We have 500 more resource packs on our Christmas boat!
Ιf you are a user with no compute resources, hurry up and join the more.cyclades.users project now!
Have a jolly Christmas,
the ~okeanos team