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At White Fir Design we are focused on assisting you in making sure that you make the most of your online presence. Whether you are a new business, an established business, or a non-profit organization we provide services that will assist you in creating or improving online presence. We provide an assortment of web design, security, and marketing services. We provide the technical expertise needed to quickly and easily create or improve your online presence, so that you can spend your time on what you do best. We work hard to provide you value for your investment in your online presence and we make sure that you are fully satisfied with the work we do.


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Exploit Attempts of Drupal 7 Vulnerability Are Reminder That Hiding Software Versions in Use Isn't a Security Measure
When it comes to securing website there is lots of bad advice out there, much of it coming from people that claim to have security expertise. A prime example of this bad advice is the claim that hiding version of software in use on the website will somehow protect you being hacked. While there a number of reason it won't protect you, the central issue is that most hackers won't bother checking if ... Read More

Handling Errors in Modules Caused by Zen Cart 1.5.3's Change to the mysqli Extension
For the most part, the changes introduced in Zen Cart 1.5.3 have little impact on add-on modules in use, but we have found that one under the hood change is causing some problems. Previous versions of Zen Cart connected to the website's database using PHP's MySQL extension, starting with Zen Cart 1.5.3 the connection is instead made using PHP's MySQL Improved (mysqli) extension. This change was ne... Read More

Only 12 Percent of Drupal 7 Websites Upgraded to 7.32 In First Week
One of the basic measures needed to keep websites secure is to keep the software on them up to date, as that prevents them from being hacked due to a known vulnerability in the software. That unfortunately isn't something that people are very good at doing. With Drupal you can get fairly good data on how well people are at keeping up to date due to the developers publicly releasing data on what ... Read More

6Scan Is Bad At Detecting Malicious Code
From dealing with lots of hacked websites one of things that we know is that detecting malicious code through automated processes isn't very effective. The variety of code makes it difficult, but what makes it much more difficult is that often the code appears to be designed to be able to avoid detection from these automated processes (which in turn usually makes it easy for a human to spot). Unf... Read More

Hackers Still Trying To Exploit Joomla 1.5 Vulnerability Fixed Six Years Ago
We were recently checking something in our analytics and noticed that a rather odd URL had been accessed. The URL, http://www.whitefirdesign.com/blog/?option=com_user&view=reset&layout=confirm, was for a section of our website running WordPress but the URL parameter, ?option=com_user&view=reset&layout=confirm, was for something Joomla related based on the "com_user" portion. A qui... Read More