Meltdown & Spectre – CentOS

This is, for what I’v read about, the two main things that we need to have updated…

kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7.x86_64
microcode_ctl-2.1-22.2.el7.x86_64

Check them trought uname -r and dmesg | grep microcode

 

[[email protected] www]# systemctl status microcode -l
● microcode.service - Load CPU microcode update
 Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/microcode.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
 Active: inactive (dead) since Fri 2018-01-05 17:43:08 CET; 1 weeks 6 days ago
 Process: 692 ExecStart=/usr/bin/bash -c grep -l GenuineIntel /proc/cpuinfo | xargs grep -l -E "model[[:space:]]*: 79$" > /dev/null || echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/microcode/reload (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 692 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

Jan 05 17:43:08 sd-56969 systemd[1]: Starting Load CPU microcode update...
Jan 05 17:43:08 sd-56969 systemd[1]: Started Load CPU microcode update.

 

 

 

letsencrypt – Client with the currently selected authenticator does not support any combination of challenges that will satisfy the CA.

letsencrypt topic about this issue: https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/solution-client-with-the-currently-selected-authenticator-does-not-support-any-combination-of-challenges-that-will-satisfy-the-ca/49983/2


This is due to a security incident with LetsEncrypt

Incident Status Security Issue
Components acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org (Production), acme-staging.api.letsencrypt.org (Staging), acme-staging-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Staging)
Locations High Assurance Datacenter 1, High Assurance Datacenter 2

Soundcloud changed their streaming format from 128kbps MP3 to 64kbps Opus

 

Soundcloud recently changed their streaming format from 128kbps MP3 to 64kbps Opus. This drastically reduces the audio quality and can introduce strange artifacts. I made & released a Chrome Extension to restore the 128kbps MP3s. Give it a try.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/soundcloud-quality-restor/llhggdgjolganlijhnocpbjfmdomanlc?hl=en

 

Source: https://genius.com/a/did-soundcloud-actually-cut-its-audio-quality-in-half