Maintenance Start Time: 11:00 pm EST 01/11/18
Estimated duration: 1 hour
Last week the news of two significant computer bugs were announced: Meltdown and Spectre. These bugs take advantage of very technical systems that modern CPUs have implemented to make computers extremely fast.
We are working with upstream providers to implement patches across our various platforms. As we are able to establish confidence that these patches are stable, we will be deploying them to every affected server.
We do not have any reason to believe that this vulnerability is being widely exploited yet and we are monitoring activity across our systems. Based on our testing so far, we are not seeing any performance degradation that would affect your websites.
In an effort to ensure that your account is secure against the aforementioned in a timely fashion, we will be scheduling a reboot of the following server(s) which will require a minor service interruption:
For further information regarding Meltdown and Spectre, the official report is available at https://meltdownattack.com/.