VestaCP Server Compromised

Open source hosting control panel VestaCP became a victim of cyber attacks recently. Attackers were able to compromise VestaCP server and they changed all all installation scripts to log admin password and IP address in addition to the distro name. One of the team members from VestaCP confirmed the hacking attack in response on...

SQL Server 2017 – VS Shell Installation Has Failed with Exit Code 1638

You may receive the following error while installing SQL Server 2017 or upgrading your SQL server from the previous version: Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Setup The following error has occurred: VS Shell installation has failed with exit code 1638. For help, click: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&ProdVer=14.0.1000.169&EvtType=0x5B39C8B9%25401434%25403 Solution This issue is caused by Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable...

Windows emergency Meltdown patch: Microsoft stops update for AMD PCs after crash reports

Microsoft has recently released a patch to mitigate Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaw. Microsoft has scaled back its rollout of Windows patches against the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws after reports the updates were crashing computers with AMD processors. “To prevent AMD customers from getting into an unbootable state, Microsoft will temporarily pause sending...

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