Problems We Prevent: Ignored Software Updates (Yes, Again)

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86% of e-commerce platforms are missing security patches, says report By Leah Alger The Jonesen Take:  If you are a dedicated reader of our blog, you’ve probably noticed that we post a LOT of articles about software updates. There are 2 main reasons for this. 1. They’re REALLY important. 2. Site administrators keep not updated their sites. Luckily for anyone who … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Hijacked Site Traffic

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How hack on 10,000 WordPress sites was used to launch an epic malvertising campaign By John Leyden A question that a lot of small business owners tend to ask is “Why would anyone want to hack my site if I don’t even have any sensitive data stored on it” It’s a fair questions but the article above offers at least … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Unintuitive Websites

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You’ll Thank Us Later – 50 Features Your Small Business Website Needs by Annie Pilon The Jonesen Take: This article does a good job of informing readers about important features that relate to an intuitive user experience. Was there a function listed that you would like on your website? Let us know, we’re happy to help out!

Who Should I Choose to Host My Website?

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Many site owners and web developers think of web hosting as an afterthought. “My beautiful site is done and now I need to connect it to the web.”  We don’t look at it that way, and we encourage our clients not to either. Web hosting is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle for any website and it can have … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Missing WordPress Updates

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WordPress Update – 4.9.7 Security & Maintenance Release by Marc-Alexandre Montpas on July 5, 2018 Summary: WordPress has just released an update to address several security issues, including one known vulnerability that we recently discussed here. Jonesen Take: Our curated hosting clients enjoy peace of mind knowing that their site is always up to date with the latest that WordPress … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Blacklisted Sites

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Google Webmaster Blog: How we fought webspam – Webspam Report 2017 Summary: Google works extremely hard to provide search users with the most relevant information from trustworthy sources.  They don’t want to be responsible for leading users to potentially dangerous websites by displaying malicious sites in their search results.  Knowing the risk to online users,  Google chooses to “blacklist” or remove these sites … Read More

How To Change Your Jonesen Website Password

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How To Change Your Password

While there is much debate about how often you should change your passwords, a good rule of thumb is that a strong, unpredictable, and site-specific password is your best bet for keeping the bad guys out.    Maybe it’s been a while since we launched your site or you want to change your password to something that is easier to … Read More

Chrome To Show “Not Secure” On All HTTP Sites

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Google To Mark All HTTP Sites As Not secure

Google has officially announced via their security blog  that, “Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’.”  They additionally included an example below, displaying how an HTTP site will appear to users. While this change may be frustrating or surprising to website owners, we want to take the time … Read More

Problems We Prevent: Unchecked User Permissions

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Unpatched Flaw Disclosed in WordPress CMS Core By Catalin Cimpanu Summary: According to Cimpanu, Web security researches from RIPS Tech announced a flaw in WordPress that would allow “users who have access to the post editor —and can upload or delete images (and their thumbs)— can insert malicious code in a WordPress site that deletes crucial files part of the WordPress … Read More