June News & Tips
WordPress Users Should Update Once Again.
WordPress 4.2.2 Critical Update
The Genericons icon font package, which is used in a number of popular themes and plugins, contained an HTML file that is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack. To help protect users, WordPress 4.2.2 proactively scans the wp-content directory for this HTML file and removes it.
**Note that because WordPress has unique security issues, SiteVision offers its customers a comprehensive update service on an as requested basis ($60) or as a monthly maintenance feature ($60 monthly, 1st month free). Just contact us.
Finding Your Best Hosting Option
Is a shared solution adequate for your needs, or could you be compromising valuable data? What exactly is a virtual private server (VPS)? Does my growing business dictate a more secure solution? I’m fairly certain our business needs a dedicated server or more, but should we just buy our own?
With that in mind, we’ve developed a brief article that discusses and compares the advantages of three popular hosting options in a simple, straightforward way: shared hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated servers.
Are You At Risk?
It seems it’s again all the news. Recent breaches of historic proportions – think Anthem and Target, to name but a few, have confirmed that proactive web security measures are now a must for websites of all sizes and types.
A primary scanning, analysis and reporting tool is that of Website Application Vulnerability Scanning (WAVS). You can visit our website to learn more about this important issue.
Google I/O 2015 Roundup
So what was up at Google’s big event? In a nutshell: Android M, new Google Photos, iOS-friendly Google Cardboard, clothes into wearables, ultra-secure Project Vault, and the Project Abacus initiative for better authentications. Google Cardboard got plenty of play for its ability to share a VR experience with a simple viewer anyone can build or buy. Get it, fold it and look inside to enter the world of Cardboard. Tech Radar has a roundup. The Verge also has a recap.
It’s A Wrap. Win 10 To Hit The Streets.
Whether you’re ready to take the leap or not, Windows 10 has an official release date and pricing. The release date is now July 29. The price? Well, it depends. At retail it will be $119 for Windows 10 Home, $199 for Windows 10 Professional. But wait. There’s still the free offer out there: If you have a licensed copy of Win 7 or Win 8.1 you still qualify for a free upgrade for a year.