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Bit Spit #12 | WordPress under heavy attack…what are you doing about your WordPress Website?

WordPress Security Issues

WordPress Security is of the utmost importance. As part of our commitment to our clients, we like to provide quality information and resources.   See the following article by Bit Defender, (Bitdefender is the creator of award-winning, internationally certified Internet Security and Antivirus software for Home and Business PC’s)…which details the importance of keeping your WordPress Website up to date.

Attackers are aiming at blogs running poorly-secured WordPress configurations in an attempt to create a powerful botnet that, according to independent security researcher Brian Krebs, already counts some 90,000 IPs.

The attack appears to use “brute force” password–guessing, as revealed by security and networking companies in separate investigations and incident forensics…..READ MORE!

 

**Upfrontbydesign.com Provides a much needed Security Package for WordPress Vulnerabilities, under the name WordPress Whiz Services…to see the details of our package go here.

WordPress Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugsThis is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.

The security fixes included:

  • Blocking server-side request forgery attacks, which could potentially enable an attacker to gain access to a site.
  • Disallow contributors from improperly publishing posts, reported by Konstantin Kovshenin, or reassigning the post’s authorship, reported by Luke Bryan.
  • An update to the SWFUpload external library to fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities. Reported by mala and Szymon Gruszecki.
  • Prevention of a denial of service attack, affecting sites using password-protected posts.
  • An update to an external TinyMCE library to fix a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Reported by Wan Ikram.
  • Multiple fixes for cross-site scripting. Reported by Andrea Santese and Rodrigo.
  • Avoid disclosing a full file path when a upload fails. Reported by Jakub Galczyk.

If you need your WordPress website updated, secure and maintained contact us today for a free quote!  For more information on our WordPress WHIZ Service go here!

Bit Spit #9 | The Zen of Calgary Web Design

Ask a Calgary web design expert: What makes a good web designer?

All in all, good website design is an art form all its own. A truly creative and innovative site is 90% inspiration and 10% perspiration. Granted, it also takes knowledge and a solid understanding of several tools and techniques to create the perfect website for a business client. Upfront By Design is a Calgary web design company that brings state-of-the-art and art together.

Calgary Web Design

Calgary Web Design

There is a lot going on behind the scenes of any highly-functional website – and when it works properly, it looks easy. Knowing how to deal with a multitude of scripting languages such as PHP, PERL, JavaScript, and HTML or CMS (Content Management Systems) like WordPress and all its permutations, is just the tip of the iceberg. Coping with server-side versus client-side issues adds another level to the project. Making sure your website is found easily is another. Creating a mobile mirror of a site for smart phones and tablets is yet another aspect of web design that is easily overlooked.

Add to the gestalt the need to ensure the site is SEO-friendly, easy to maintain and update using a tool like WordPress, flexible enough to accommodate multiple browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Firefox, and guarantee it to be fast and clean so it “pops” for every possible user.

When the site is done, and done right, it feels like how a field of roses looks: smooth and beautiful. Only the designers know where every thorn is and keeps that to themselves.
If this is what you need for your website then do not hesitate to contact us on 403-730-2040 #207.