5/12/17: Massive Global Windows Ransomware Attack Underway

WordFence sent the following alert today: A massive global ransomware attack on machines running the Windows operating system is underway and spreading quickly. We have published a public service announcement that gives you a high level overview of the attack along with advice on how to protect yourself. Please be vigilant when opening attachments from…

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SononaCare, PHP7, CentOS 7, Free SSLs, Piwik and more!

Today we dropped quite a few announcements for our customers. In this blog post we will break down each point individually and go a bit more in-depth on the topics covered. SononaCare We previously performed maintenance and updates to client sites as a courtesy to our customers. The update process, however, has become complex requiring constant attention…

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Internal Changes to Managed WordPress Hosting

The saying often goes, “you can have security or convenience” meaning that secure things are not going to be easy to use and having things easy sacrifices security. That is very true when it comes to hosting. Technology is ever-changing and along the way some growing pains occur. This is the case with the current relationship between PHP 7 and…

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WordFence: 5 Security Questions For Your Hosting Company

The folks at WordFence have a new blog post that caught our attention titled 5 Security Questions For Your Hosting Company. We read it with interest and can would like to take this opportunity to answer all of their questions: The first question is a multi-part question so we are going to break it down…

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wplift asks: How many plugins is too many? The answer may surprise you!

We could not have written a better clickbait-y headline. There is a common myth that having a lot of plugins on your site can slow it down. wplift looks at this myth and explains why this is not always true. The article is very thorough, covering several concerns about plugins: Plugin impact – does the plugin change one little…

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Custom Plugins vs. your theme's functions.php file

It is standard practice for us to create custom plugins for our clients’ WordPress sites. We go the custom route (rather than plopping them into the functions.php file) for 3 reasons: Portability – you can change themes and not lose the custom functionality – plus you can switch to a default theme to debug problems and not break everything…

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BIG WordPress Vulnerability Patched in 4.7.2

The release of WordPress 4.7.2 fixed 3 issues which were made known a fourth critical issue with the WordPress REST API which could result in an unauthorized privilege escalation (in normal-people terms: “somebody could post to your site who did not have permission to do so”). The guys at WP Tavern have an in-depth article on the vulnerability. As…

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Chat arrives in Kerio Connect!

A long-requested feature has arrived in Kerio – integrated instant messaging within the webmail interface! Kerio Connect has long had an instant messaging feature which can be accessed using third party software such as Apple’s Messages, Adium, Pidgin and Trillian but chat has never been part of the webmail interface until now. And it’s seamless:   We were…

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Remove New Relic JavaScript from WordPress AMP Pages

Having problems with New Relic scripts invalidating your WordPress AMP pages? Add this to your functions.php file: /** Disable New Relic Scripts in AMP Pages */ function disable_newrelic_for_amp_pages() { if ( function_exists( ‘is_amp_endpoint’ ) && is_amp_endpoint() ) { if (extension_loaded(‘newrelic’)) { newrelic_disable_autorum( true ); } } } add_action(‘init’, ‘disable_newrelic_for_amp_pages’); We put this into a plugin…

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