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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.


Latest Blog Posts


Is SiteLock Providing Their Customers Access to All Accounts on GoDaddy Servers?
In looking over complaints about the web security company SiteLock a lot of things come up over and over, take for instance the end of a review of them from earlier this month at the website ConsumerAffairs: Worst case scenario: a site will become infected with malware. Again, I get the auto-email with no clue to which site is infected. You have to upgrade your account to get it cleaned and then... Read More

SiteLock and Bluehost Falsely Claimed a Website Contained Malware Due to SiteLock's Poor Scanner
When it comes to the web security company SiteLock, one of the frequent complaints is that they and their web hosting partners falsely claim that websites have malware on them. After that happens the web hosting company frequently suspends access to the website and pushes the customer to hire SiteLock to clean up not existent malware. We thought it would be useful to look at an example of this we ... Read More

Trend Micro Thinks Their Continued Failure to Take a Basic Security Measure Shouldn't Define Them
Back in May of last year we noted that cyber security company Trend Micro was failing to keep the installation of WordPress on their blog up to date. What stuck out about this was that this shouldn't have happened, as WordPress has an automatic background update feature that would normally have done the updates without requiring any interaction by someone at Trend Micro. So either there was some i... Read More

SiteLock Review Shows the Problem of Relying on Customer Reviews To Determine Quality of Security Companies
We have frequently mentioned the fact that many security companies don't know and or care much about security. That not surprisingly leaves the public with a lot of bad options when they are looking for someone with security expertise to help them deal with a hacked website or other security issues. So how can they find one of the few companies that don't fall in to one of those categories? We don... Read More

Unreliable Claim That 1.5 Million WordPress Pages Defaced Is Reminder of the Terribleness of Security Companies/Journalists
In the last day there have been quite a few security journalists writing articles claiming that 1.5 million pages on WordPress websites have been defaced due to a vulnerability that existed in WordPress 4.7.0 and 4.7.1. In looking over those articles we have found that in some cases the claim isn't actually sourced at all and what appears be the original source for the figure in the others, w... Read More