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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

SiteLock and Their Web Hosting Partners Are Not Trying To Extort You
When it comes to information on web security a lot of it is incredibly inaccurate. A lot of that comes from security companies, as can be seen by looking over many of the posts on this blog detailing some of the many instances of that happening. They are not alone in this, much of the information put forward by the public is wrong as well. One area where we have been seeing that as well dealing... Read More

SiteLock Claimed Website Had Critical Severity Malware Due to Link to Unregistered Domain Name in Comment
On most days we now have multiple people contacting us in regards to claims made by SiteLock and their web hosting partners about the security of their websites. Those contacts broadly fall into to two categories these days. The first involves websites that SiteLock and their hosting partners are claiming are hacked, which are in fact hacked, but seemingly due to their reputation and shady sale... Read More

123 Reg Sending Out Scammy Emails Based on Baseless SiteLock Risk Assessments
Earlier this month we discussed what seemed to be new attempt to scam people by the web security company SiteLock and their web hosting partners, using a supposed assessment of a website's likelihood of attack. That post was based on information in an article written by a contributor at Forbes that had been contacted by their web host Network Solutions about the supposed risk of compromise of the... Read More

Fixing Two Possible Issues When Upgrading phpBB Gallery During an Upgrade From phpBB 3.0.x
Version 3.1.x of phpBB introduced a major change, a new addon system. The previous addons, MODs, have been replaced with extensions. That change has a number of impacts, including possibly requiring replacements extensions to be found when MODs being used haven't been converted, as well as needing to go through additional steps during the upgrade to handle moving to the new extension version of ad... Read More

Is SiteLock Not Even Saying What Website They Are Claiming is Vulnerable?
A few days ago we discussed a Forbes article about a report from the web security company SiteLock that claims be a score of how likely a website is to be compromised that seems to be based on nothing, as despite claiming a website had a "Medium" likelihood of compromised SiteLock couldn't point to any way that the website would be compromised other than ones that are not considered in their score... Read More