More Bad News for Joomla

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Blog, Joomla, Web Security

More Bad News for Joomla

Joomla Security Update If you own a Joomla website, and you care about how Joomla security issues are affecting your web visitors and your own organization, you can’t afford to NOT READ this article! Owners of Joomla websites and many WordPress website owners got security update emails this morning. OK, nothing new about that, but.. But what a difference in those messages! Description Inadequate filtering of file and folder names lead to various XSS attack vectors in...

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RocketTheme Themes & Plugins

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Blog, WordPress

RocketTheme Themes & Plugins

If you’re looking for beautiful WordPress themes, RocketThemes.com can be quite alluring. But as in Nature, beauty can be dangerous! My client needed to convert a large Joomla website to WordPress, due to Joomla’s security issues going so long without remedy, dwindling support for extensions and the bugs that pop up when abandoned extensions can’t be updated, etc. “Fortunately” her website’s RocketTheme Cerulean template was offered in...

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Your Web Designer Cheating You?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in Small Business

Your Web Designer Cheating You?

This is truly a subject I wish I didn’t have to talk about.  But sadly, 80% of the stories I hear from new clients are about being cheated from their previous web designer/developer. About half are cheated due to the web person just being plain incompetent.  They probably thought they could do the job in the beginning, but then quickly ended up over their heads and not wanting to have to refund the money the likely already had spent, they just kept digging a deeper...

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GDPR: New Law Could Fine You $24M!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in Blog, Small Business

GDPR: New Law Could Fine You $24M!

  GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation Does your website invite visitors from the U.S. and Europe?  Or perhaps the entire world? Then you need to know about a new law (effective next month) that you’re almost certainly in violation of, and that could cost you over $24,000,000 in fines! You say you don’t have a website in Europe, you don’t store financial information, you’re just a little business in Tampa with a little website, so you...

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Is YOUR Website Vulnerable?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Blog, Web Security

Is YOUR Website Vulnerable?

If you read IT and web security news, then you know this is happening thousands of times each day, all over the world, but especially in the U.S. and Canada where our consumers are considered big, fat targets and our overall web security is notoriously weak. This article in ITworldCanada.com shows just another incident that few will hear about, but if you have a website, you really do need to pay attention to this one. Here’s why – This business created a...

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“Stay Away From That (your) Website!” – Google

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Blog, Small Business

“Stay Away From That (your) Website!” – Google

Google will warn people away from your website even if it has SSL! – if your SSL was provided by Symantec, Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust or RapidSSL. Of course, if your website doesn’t have SSL at all, your visitors will also be warned away. If you weren’t aware of this situation, or if your web developer is trying to make you pay for your SSL, then you may need to change web developers! You can learn more about this SSL certificate situation on the...

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