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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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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

SiteLock Doesn't Do Basic Part of Proper Hack Cleanup
A few weeks ago we wrote about the web security company SiteLock failing to do a basic security check, checking to make sure software running on a website was up to date when labeling before labeling the website as secure. Based on that we weren't surprised at our next interaction with their work. A couple of days ago we were contacted by someone who looking for help after their website ha... Read More

jQuery.com is Running Outdated and Insecure Version of WordPress
Today it was reported that website of the JavaScript library jQuery was recently hacked. When a high profile website like this is hacked what is important to find out is how it was hacked, since a high profile websites are sometimes hit with new exploits that will later be exploited more widely and making sure that others are warned early can help to limit further successful exploitation. Unfo... Read More

Your Website Probably Wasn't Hacked by a Competitor or Former Employee
When first discussing with a potential client about dealing with a hacking issue on their website what often comes up are questions about who hacked them and why. On a fairly regular basis they suspect it was a competitor or someone previously involved with the website. In reality the person hacking the website is almost always going to be someone who has no knowledge of the specific website, m... Read More

Trust Guard and the False Security of Trust Seals
The recent massive credit card breach at Home Depot was yet another reminder that whether offline or online, IT security is often lacking. For consumers the question then is how can they know that their information is secure when they provide it to companies? Numerous security companies have created trust seals - that can be placed on websites if they meet certain requirements - that let the p... Read More