Microsoft Announces Widespread Software Audit

With 2014 coming to an end, Microsoft is in the process of sending out 30,000 audit letters and e-mails to businesses, to help your organization stay compliant with licenses purchased. It is pretty easy to get confused about your license status and keeping track of what licenses are in use,… Read More

RedOrum Celebrates 5 Years with American Internet Services

As an IT consulting and managed service company in San Diego, it’s important to use a data center with a successful reputation. RedOrum LLC provides IT consulting, hosting, networks and design services for a wide variety of clients from Los Angeles to Mexico. We started our business relationship with American… Read More

Transitioning from SHA-1 to SHA-2

The transition from SHA-1 to SHA-2 (Secure Hash Algorithm) is coming soon. On November 7th, 2014, Google Chrome will stop displaying the security indicators such as the green padlock and/or green address bar for any certificates using the now outdated SHA-1 algorithm. Luckily, there is a FREE and easy way… Read More

So Long Old Friend…Windows 7 Discontinued

Say goodbye to Windows 7. Microsoft discontinued selling consumer versions of Windows 7 Home, Basic, Premium, and Ultimate as of late last week. Once the current supply of Windows 7 copies run out you will no longer be able to purchase a computer with that version of the operating system…. Read More

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE: KB 3010060

Microsoft recently announced Microsoft Security Advisory 3010060. Microsoft discovered a vulnerability in all supported releases of Microsoft Windows which could allow your entire system to be taken over if a user opens any specifically designed Microsoft Office file that contains an OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) object. Among operating systems… Read More

SSL 3.0 POODLE Vulnerability

Have you ever used Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, restaurant, or public areas? In a perfect world we could browse the web freely and securely without any worries that the personal information we are sending does not end up in the wrong hands. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect… Read More

Shellshock (CVE-2014-6271) Bash Vulnerability Security Advisory

Shellshock is a nickname for a bug in the BASH (Bourne Again Shell) command-line also known as a shell. Due to it being widely adapted as a default command-line interpreter, many operating systems including Linux, Unix, BSD and Apple’s OSX can be vulernable to an attack.  We are working with… Read More

The Heartbleed Bug: What It Means To You?

Chances are, you’ve already heard about the recent discovery of what’s being called the “Heartbleed” bug in OpenSSL.  Basically, this is a vulnerability that existed in OpenSSL for around 2+ years.  The vulnerability was basically a gap where encrypted information could potentially be leaked out to hackers.  It is important… Read More

[Critical Secuirty Alert] CVE-2014-0160 – OpenSSL private key bug

Today there was news regarding an OpenSSL critical security advisory put out (CVE-2014-0160) that affects OpenSSL 1.0.1  This security bug allows a hacker to listen to your SSL encrypted session, capture the private key, stores it, and allows them time to decrypt the session and read it in plain text…. Read More

SDG&E Rate Increase

Dear Valued Customer: As you may already know, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is raising the price of energy starting on September 1, 2013. The estimated increase to RedOrum’s Datacenter power costs is 6.3%. Rather than pass this entire amount to our customers, we have elected to minimize the… Read More

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