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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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US Government Contractor Involved in Questionable HUD Hire Also Provides "Cyber Security" Service While Having Hacked Website
Yesterday the Guardian reported that an adviser to the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department "had resigned from his position with Hud after the Guardian asked him to explain multiple allegations of fraud as well as exaggerations in his biography". How he got hired in the first place still seems to be a bit of an open question: Raffi Williams, a Hud spokesman, said in an email that Jaf... Read More

Hacker Targeting Websites Hosted With SiteLock Partnered HostGator and Other Endurance International Group (EIG) Brands
Recently we have been thinking that a way to help people to better understand why security is in such bad shape despite the amount of money spent on it, is to say to think of the security industry not as that, but as the "insecurity industry". As security companies are not focused on improving security, but instead of making people believe that insecurity is inevitable and that they can provide pr... Read More

SiteLock's Vague Emails About Vulnerabilities Being Detected Don't Indicate That Websites Have Been Hacked
We are always happy to provide a free second opinion if the web security company SiteLock or their web host partners are claiming that a website contains malware or is otherwise hacked, as we don't want people pushed in to purchasing unneeded security services on the basis of their all to frequent false claims. In addition to people contacting us in that situation, we have a lot of people contacti... Read More

Wordfence Employee Ridiculously Claims You Can Make Sites "invincible against all the attack methods that are associated with WordPress sites"
While we have seen the bad side of the security industry for a long time, certain things continue to be surprising to us despite having seen them many times before. One of those is sheer amount of lying that goes on (that is on top of the amount of the massive amount false and misleading claims that are not clearly lies), despite trust being an important part of security. One area we frequently se... Read More

StudioPress Sites And Sucuri Didn't Properly Deal With a Hacked Website
Recently we have gotten quite a few questions related to web hosts that include a security service with their hosting service. Considering that web hosts seem to have problems handling the basics of their own security this type of offering seems like it might not be a great idea. Furthermore, most of what needs to be done to keep websites secure isn't best handled by a security service. Another... Read More