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Notice: Area51 VPS and Cloud services are NOT vulnrable to Intel security holes

All systems and services at Area51 are utilizing AMD Server infrastructure and therefore are not vulnerable due to architecture differences.

To Clarify here are the current major exploits this notice addresses,

  • Rogue Data Cache Load
  • Branch Target Injection

The Bounds Check Bypass was already addressed by a security patch.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Notice: Intel hardware hijacking flaw

None of the servers or other related equipment at is vulnerable to the Intel hardware exploits.


We advise our clients including colocation clients to verify that they have all intel based servers, workstations, tablets and notebook PC's checked for this vulnerability.

Scheduled Maintenance Notification: 02/17/2017 1:00AM CDT

Scheduled Maintenance Notification:

 02/17/2017 1:00AM CDT, Replacement of main AC UPS System (A) Power Grid. Expected downtime is less than 30 minutes.

This Scheduled Maintenance will effect clients at the 1200 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis MN Datacenter using Powergrid (A). If you have A/B, or A/B/C Power you will not be effected other than alarm for powergrid (A) during this time.