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 As you’re shopping around for a web hosting company or just setting up your site, you may come across the term “SSL Certificate.” What is an SSL Certificate and is it something you really need? …
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Software security researchers have recently identified a bug in the Linux GNU C Library (shorthand: glibc) that provides hackers with the ability to take remote control of an entire system without having any prior knowledge …
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On October 14th, Google announced their engineers discovered a flaw in the design of SSL v3, and this vulnerability has been named “POODLE”. Whenever there is an announcement about security vulnerabilities that may affect our customers, …
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  I bet you’ve seen this warning at the top of your WordPress dashboard before. It’s easy to ignore, but there are several really important reasons NOT to ignore it. WordPress, just like any other …
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A Small Orange is committed to keeping our customers’ information safe and secure, so we’re quite pleased to share that we now support Forward Secrecy across our Secure Socket Layer (SSL) offerings for shared and …
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Here’s the fourth installment of our “Getting Started With Ubuntu” series. Check out part 1 here and part 2 here, and the first part to this post here.  When last we left off, we were only half finished. …
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Here’s the third installment of our “Getting Started With Ubuntu” series. Check out part 1 here and part 2 here.  GNU/Linux is a fantastically secure Operating System (given many of the alternatives). However, like any …
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Last night, we became aware of emails that were sent to a small percentage of our customers in an attempt to “phish” their login credentials to their A Small Orange customer area. This email asked …
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This is our fifth installment in the “Starting Your E-Commerce Store” series. Check out the intro here, part two (on payment gateways and merchant accounts) here, part three on building a better shopping cart, and part four, on …
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Photo by Intel Free Press No matter how many security measures you set up with your WordPress site, almost all of them are only as strong as the password—or passwords—you choose. Unless you’re truly a …
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