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WordPress 4.2.1 security update

 

To all of our wordpress clients, WordPress has announced a security update advancing to WordPress version 4.2.1.

If you are once of our ongoing maintenance client we  initiate this update for you,  and have your site updated as a part of the service. If  you are not on our ongoing maintenance plan you can either look to complete the updates yourself or book in to have your website update by Natalie Crowe Designs.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule your updates, please contact our office 0423 285233.

For more information   please visit the WordPress news page here:
https://wordpress.org/news/2015/04/wordpress-4-1-2/

Hackers & Importance of Updating Your Website

IMPORTANCE OF UPDATING YOUR WEBSITE!

It’s been a busy last few days, we had a client come on board, whom had been held at the mercy of an international hacker, who utilised an outdated software or content management system behind their website to hack into their online database. The hacker had gone the step further and initiated taunting and demanding money.  So it required further contact to the appropriate authorities…

Althought,The client acknowledges that given that the website system was built 7 years ago, that they were an easy target. It’s a big reminder to all website owners  *You need to keep your systems updated and implement security measures* otherwise there are people out there who will attempt to do the wrong thing…  

If you’re using a system that is open-source or that is free to use, it’s more important than ever to upgrade that system and keep your site up to date with the latest security, as that the source code is available to everyone and hacker use these type of systems in order to exploit people… Keeping in mind,  there is always good and bad in every situation, as long as the appropriate security measures are taken, you can benefit greatly from content management systems such as WordPress, or Joomla  etc, one these precautions have taken place..

Natalie Crowe Designs will be working closely with this client to get this website back on track, we’ve currently accumulated a whole day over the last 3-4 days, in addition to a midnight call out to address the emergency, all of this time has been spent trying to address the issue.  And are now having to  implement a clean version of the latest software and rebuilt the website system.

If you find yourself in the same position or you have not updated your website for some time,  get in contact with us so we can help you get your site up to date and also make sure it’s secure! It’s a loss of revenue, loss of business and damage to your reputation when it comes to issues with your system security and we’re here to help.