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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Joomla Is Dead!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Web Security

Joomla Is Dead!

This is a wake-up call for anyone who still has a Joomla website. Despite the fact that Joomla.org is rating the severity of this latest vulnerability as “Low”, it is in fact an extremely severe issue. See Joomla.org announcement of this vulnerability here... See OWASP description of SQL Injection here.. SQL Injection allows hackers into your database. Like most CMS (content management systems), Joomla content is almost entirely in the database (exceptions are...

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U.S.P.S. Informed Delivery Vulnerable

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Web Security

U.S.P.S. Informed Delivery Vulnerable

Sounds like a cool idea – see what’s coming to your mailbox while you’re at work, or maybe on vacation.  That’s what the U.S. Postal Service’s “Informed Delivery” lets you do. Just fire up an app on your phone and see what will be delivered to your mailbox today.  Imagine sitting in front of the fireplace on a frigid February morning, absorbed by a fascinating article on CompuSolver.com.   The only sounds are the...

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