Assisting You in Making the Most of Your Online Presence

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


How a Hacker Was Able to Re-Add a Malicious User to a Hacked WordPress Site
It is pretty common for it to appear that hacked WordPress websites have gotten re-hacked. What we find from being brought in to re-clean them is that often websites haven't been re-hacked, instead the original cleanup was incomplete, leaving parts of the hack in place. Often that is because whomever did the original clean up cut corners during the cleanup, but it is also possible the hacker has h... Read More

SiteLock is Still Leaving Websites in a Broken State After Incomplete Malware Removals
It usually isn't too difficult to properly clean up malware infected websites, but that doesn't mean that security companies won't cut corners. Here was someone recently looking for help after SiteLock had left their website broken after doing malware removal: My website was recently hacked. I worked with the domain host and SiteLock to remove the malware. The site is now back, but not functionin... Read More

Spammers Still Pretending to Have Hacked Websites to Collect Bitcoins From Unwitting Website Owners
Yesterday we got a spam contact form submission claiming our website had been hacked and demanding a ransom. It is part of what looks to be a new large wave of an ongoing spam campaign, which has been going on for at least several years. It is a hoax and websites receiving the message have not been hacked. This was the message we received: PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO SOMEONE IN YOUR COMPANY WHO ... Read More

Features of Your Website Will Not Stop Working if You Don't Switch to PHP 8 By November 28
We recently got the following frightening sounding spam email, with the subject "PHP Version Upgrade", claiming that features of websites will stop working on November 28 if PHP isn't upgraded to version 8: I hope everything is going perfect at your end. I am writing this email on the behalf of my IT company having specialization in different technologies and platforms. This email is in the conte... Read More

Continuing to Run Drupal 7 Isn't Making Your Website Insecure Contrary to Claims by Abbacus Technologies and Prodigitude
In June 2020, Drupal announced that the end of support for Drupal 7 was being delayed until November 28, 2022. In February of this year, it was delayed until November 1, 2023. It might get delayed further: We will announce by July 2023 whether we will extend Drupal 7 community support an additional year. Factors that we will consider are community support, Drupal 7 usage, and active Drupal 7 main... Read More