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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


Correlation is Not Causation When It Comes to the Source of Website Hackings
One of the reasons we are so critical of web security companies spreading falsehoods about security is that even without running into that people whose websites have been hacked often believe things that are wrong about the situation. This makes it harder to get the hacking properly resolved because either they are trying to deal with it in ways that don't have any impact or they want someone else... Read More

Another Reason Why SiteLock's Lying About Incapsula Being The True Source of Their WAF and CDN is a Problem
When it comes to the numerous issues with the web security company SiteLock one of the ones we found to be the strangest is their continued lying about the true provider of their content delivery network (CDN) and web application firewall (WAF) services. While they make it sound like they are providing themselves when mentioning the services, using phrases like "our IP addresses", "SiteLock server... Read More

Don't Assume Your Web Host's Security Claims Are True
When people ask us about web hosting recommendations we tell them that we don't provide any since we can't independently verify a web host's security practices. Unfortunately what web hosts say about their security isn't necessarily true, even when it involves things that can easily be double-checked. Something we ran in to recently was a reminder of that. After we had started making a copy of ... Read More

Manual Website Malware Removal Doesn't Involve Manually Scanning Every File
In looking over a company's marketing material about why they were a better alternative to SiteLock (which isn't really difficult considering the many ways that SiteLock is a terrible company), there was a rather absurd claim made: SiteLock likes to push their “manual” malware removal. However, with the average WordPress having about 1,900 files, can you imagine trying to manually scan that... Read More

GoDaddy Still Using phpMyAdmin Version That Hasn’t Been Supported for Over Five and Half Years
Earlier this week we revisited a security issue with a web host that had yet to be resolved nearly two years after we first brought it up, but things can be worse than that. Back in January of 2014 we pointed out that GoDaddy was still using a version of the database administration tool phpMyAdmin for which support ended in July of 2011. While dealing with an issue on a website hosted with the... Read More