latest update “A message about Intel’s recent vulnerability announcement” is awesome, I think it’s much better than vultr. I have VPS on both companies and other companies as well, in term of reliability security DigitalOcean won, however the security background check is a little bit time consuming, but most people can rest assure that DigitalOcean is doing KYC (know your customer) check to help prevent any possible intruder taking advantage to hack or gain access to their data center. Keep up the good work DigitalOcean! kudo to you.

On Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:24:56 PM EST, Team DigitalOcean [email protected] wrote:

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Hi there,

Intel released a statement regarding Machine Check Error Avoidance on Page Size Change. We have rolled out mitigation efforts across our entire fleet and are writing to let you know that our platform is secure and your Droplets and data will not be impacted and you do not need to take any action.

While customers updating to the latest kernels from OS providers may see that the status is vulnerable, we want to assure you that your Droplets are safe because we’ve implemented mitigation at the hypervisor level.

Machine Check Error Avoidance on Page Size Change is a significant security issue. If an attacker were able to create a Droplet colocated with another user’s Droplet, they could exploit the vulnerability, giving them the ability to shutdown that Droplet within a few minutes. We acted quickly to roll out our mitigations and ensure our users were not vulnerable to any attacks.

You may have also heard about the TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA) vulnerability announced by Intel. This vulnerability does not impact our platform.

The security of our platform and our users’ data is our top priority, and we’re taking every measure to ensure our customers remain secure, including keeping you informed of updates about vulnerabilities that may impact your account. For more information, you can read Intel’s deep dive.

Team DigitalOcean

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