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Oct 17, 2014
Researchers at Google recently announced a vulnerability in SSLv3, one of the protocols used for web traffic security.  They have dubbed this exploit ‘POODLE,’ an acronym for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy. SSLv3 is an older protocol, and has largely been replaced by the newer TLS protocol family.  However, older browsers that do not support the TLS family of protocols rely exclusively on SSL. When presented with a TLS connection, browsers like IE6 will propose that the connection use SSLv3, and most servers will comply.… Read More
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Oct 14, 2014
On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, iSIGHT Partners and Microsoft announced a Zero-Day vulnerability named “Sandworm” found in all versions of Microsoft Windows and Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The vulnerability has been exploited in a small number of cyberespionage attacks against NATO, energy companies, a US academic organization and many others. Microsoft has since created a patch and released it as one of their security updates (CVE-2014-4114.). The status for Codero customers: Managed Services: Your servers have been or are currently being patched against this… Read More
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Oct 14, 2014
There are a number of analogies trying to explain how the cloud works. Sure, none of them are perfect, but they do help us understand a band of technologies that are largely metaphors themselves. So to get a better understanding of cloud hosting's benefits and functionality, let’s sum up some of the most popular analogies, and see what we can learn starting with perhaps the oldest: the power grid analogy. The cloud is like a power grid Say you have a building far out in… Read More
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Oct 9, 2014
At Codero, we do a lot of things differently. From our use of automation to deliver rock-solid reliability, to our high performance products and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, the status quo has never cut it for us. Our biggest difference, however, is our On-Demand Hybrid Cloud. Part of what makes our On-Demand Hybrid Cloud so special is the quality of our network infrastructure. Our partner Brocade helps us achieve and maintain that level of quality. As a hosting provider with a unique, industry-leading service… Read More
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Oct 7, 2014
The tech industry is notorious for marketing fluff.  From the beginning, cynics dismissed the term "cloud" as marketing hype. Even within the walls of a company where I once worked that now sells themselves as cloud innovators, the term "cloud" was laughed at. Those cynics haven’t gone away; they’ve just adapted because audiences continue to struggle with what’s hype and what’s real.  Meanwhile, analysts witness how the hosting industry struggles with true delivery on the cloud’s promises – companies encounter difficulties, lose control and never… Read More
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Oct 2, 2014
One of the most interesting developments in the cloud industry today is Docker.  If you’re looking to launch the most server application instances possible onto the least amount of hardware without managing a bunch of virtual machines to do it, you've probably heard the name "Docker" come up. And for good reason. With Docker, you can increase density, realize big gains in efficiency and set up nimble testing environments. It utilizes what are called "containers" to quickly deploy images without the large overhead of a… Read More
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Sep 29, 2014
Recently, the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert regarding CVE-2014-6271, or the ‘Shellshock’ bug, a severe flaw in the bash Linux shell.  This flaw allows attackers to gain complete control of a system with relative ease. A second vulnerability, CVE-2014-7169, was spotted while a patch was being written for the first. UPDATE 9/29/14: Three additional vulnerabilities, CVE-2014-7186, CVE-2014-7187, CVE-2014-6277, were discovered early yesterday. . The status for Codero customers as of 9/29: Managed Services: Your servers have… Read More
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Sep 25, 2014
This article originally appeared on Wired.com's Innovation Insights, where experts cover the latest and greatest ideas for the next generation of business tech. A fitting place to start a conversation about our On-Demand Hybrid Cloud. Feel free to join the discussion by leaving a comment below. We have rapidly evolved into an on-demand society. People simply do not tolerate delays for goods and services. Just as consumers may opt to go through a drive-through instead of inside a restaurant, consumer behavior is forcing online businesses… Read More