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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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44.7 Percent of Plugins in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory Haven’t Been Updated in Over Two Years
Plugins play an important part in the success of WordPress, but they also introduce their own issues. Security issues obviously get a lot of attention, but there are other issues like the fact that not all plugins continue to be supported long term. One measure of how many plugins continue to be supported is to look at when plugins were last updated, as even plugins that have not needed any chang... Read More

CloudAccess.net Stores Non-Hashed FTP/SFTP/SSH Passwords
One of the ways that security issues at a web host can lead to hosted websites getting hacked is if there is breach that reveals users login details and then the hacker uses those to log in to customer accounts. Not getting breached in the first place is the best way to prevent this type of thing from occurring, but other measures should be taken to limit the potential impact of a breach. O... Read More

Does the Vulnerability Fixed in WordPress 4.2.1 Also Impact WordPress 3.7, 3.8, and 3.9?
Update (May 7, 2015): WordPress has now released versions 3.7.8, 3.8.8, and 3.9.6 that fix the vulnerability described below.   Last week a vulnerability in WordPress was disclosed and fixed in version 4.2.1. While WordPress only officials supports one version at a time, since the introduction of automatic updates in WordPress 3.7 they have been releasing security updates for all olde... Read More

InMotion Hosting Prominently Promoting Installation of EOL'd Joomla Version
When it comes to keeping websites secure, keeping the software on them up to date is one of the basic measures that needs to be taken. We know that web hosts are aware of this because they will often tell people when their websites have been hacked that it was due to outdated software (since this usually isn't based on any actually evidence, it often is wrong). Unfortunately we continue to find t... Read More

Most Website Hackers Are Not Sophisticated
One thing that we see fairly frequently with Internet security companies is that they try to sell their largely unneeded, and usually largely ineffective, security products and services by portraying websites as under constant threat from sophisticated hackers.  The reality is that while few hackers are quite sophisticated, most hackers only have rudimentary skills and basic security measures wi... Read More