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Update on Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities

mLab is aware of CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754 (aka, Meltdown and Spectre). Our infrastructure service providers have worked for the past month to update systems globally. It is our understanding that this work has been completed, although we are working with our providers to stay updated on whether further maintenances will required. Our engineering team […]

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Encryption at rest is now available on AWS and Google

We are excited to announce the availability of encryption at rest for mLab Dedicated plans on AWS and Google Cloud Platform. Encryption at rest provides a layer of protection against unauthorized access to sensitive data, especially attacks directed at the physical devices on which the data is stored. This opt-in feature allows users to encrypt […]

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Recent MongoDB ransom attacks

Many of you have likely heard that an estimated 27,000 MongoDB databases have had their data removed and held at ransom by hackers. We have received many questions about the news and wanted to discuss and share MongoDB security best practices to prevent future incidents. All database deployments hosted at mLab are safe from such […]

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