Website Security

Phishing Alert: Beware of Fake Email from an "Experienced Photographer and Illustrator" claiming Copyright Infringement

Phishing SCAM Alert: Beware of Fake Email from an “Experienced Photographer and Illustrator” Claiming Copyright Infringement

By Liz Eisworth | August 3, 2020

In the past week, we have received 2 reports from clients about a malicious scammer named “Mel” (“Mellie” in one case and “Melina” in the other) filling out their website form, and very aggressively claiming copyright infringement. The email arrives... Continue Reading »

WordPress Website Care & Maintenance Plans

Does Your Website Need an Oil Change? WordPress Website Care & Maintenance

By Liz Eisworth | March 1, 2020

Affiliate Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Learn more here. When I was 16,... Continue Reading »

Avoid Domain Slamming Renewal Scams

Domain Slamming…Don’t Fall Victim

By Liz Eisworth | January 12, 2020

Domain Scams Still Alive & Well in 2020 We’ve heard from two clients who got hit with a Domain Slamming scheme. When we wrote this article several years ago, the bulk of the Domain Scams arrived via regular mail. Now... Continue Reading »

Google HTTPS Ranking - SSL Helps SEO

Google HTTPS Ranking: Why SSL is Good for SEO

By Liz Eisworth | October 12, 2019

Find Out Why It’s Time to Convert to SSL ASAP Google HTTPS Ranking can no longer be ignored. Since July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Non-HTTPS sites are now labeled as “Not Secure”. Technically, this doesn’t mean there... Continue Reading »

WordPress Security Release 4.4.1

WordPress Security Release 4.4.1: Immediate Update Recommended

By Eddy Pareja | January 7, 2016

WordPress 4.4.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and WordPress strongly encourages everyone to update sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.4 and earlier are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow a site to be compromised. This... Continue Reading »

Handling Heartbleed: WebCoach Newsletter

By Liz Eisworth | April 25, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug has only recently made headlines, but this major flaw in open-source encryption technology has been around since 2011. This is why there is so much concern for the many popular services whose users may have been exposed... Continue Reading »

Be Less Hackable: WordPress 3.6.1 Maintenance and Security Release

By Liz Eisworth | September 26, 2013

Out-of-Date Software is the leading cause of website infections. Update WordPress to prevent malware infections. If your WordPress dashboard looks like this, it’s time to update. Don’t Wait Until it’s an Emergency Enroll in the Website Maintenance and Monitoring plan.... Continue Reading »

WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

By Liz Eisworth | June 24, 2013

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening. Details on the release » This is a... Continue Reading »

What’s New in WordPress Version 3.6

By Liz Eisworth | May 15, 2013

WordPress 3.6 is Coming Soon We’ve installed the beta and taken a test drive. The new functionality is listed below (in order of importance for our clients) with a brief explanation of how this may or may not affect you.... Continue Reading »