Category: Web Development

Is SSL worth it?

Yeah, it is! SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer”.  It’s a virtual handshake between a web browser and a web server. It’s not mandatory to have on your web server but it has been highly recommended.  Last year, Google said that your SEO would suffer without it, and in July of 2018, Google Chrome is making it official, stating that… Read more →

AutoSSL Makes Sites Safer and Site Owners Happier

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the whole free SSL thing. SSL was something that was, and still is, a paid item, but not all hosting companies offer it yet. Installing an SSL certificate provides a lock in the browser window that tells visitors their visit is encrypted and secure. You’ve probably seen it already. The beginning of… Read more →

The Dreaded DoS Attack

The DoS Attack The world wide web is a wide open sea and pirates abound. A lot of our clients are experiencing a spike in cyberattacks this week.  Specifically, a DoS Attack.  Below is a graph that shows the spike in attacks on a client site around noon today. This is a typical denial-of-service attack (DoS attack).  A DoS attack… Read more →

How We Stopped a Website from Selling Drugs

We got a call from a local business saying they received an email alert from their hosting provider stating that their website was infected by malware.  We immediately performed a malware scan using Gravityscan and found several instances of spam links. Spam links are links inserted into a website with the intent of manipulating search engine result pages (SERPS). The more… Read more →

3 Ways We Debugged a Pest Control Website

Guardian Termite & Pest Control, Inc. is a full service Pest Management company servicing all of Southern New Jersey.  If you have a pest problem, they will customize a solution to help you solve it.  They can rid you of any pest but little did they know their biggest bugs were right under their nose, lurking in their website and… Read more →

The Ladies of Follicles

Salon owners Jayne Joseph and Jennifer Barile know hair. They’ve been designing it for years before they opened Follicles Hair Salon. They opened Follicles with the idea that they would be the “Stylists Who Listen” and, at Follicles, they do just that. They listen to exactly what their customers want and the use their expertise to exceed their expectations. Located… Read more →

SCAM ALERT: 9740 Directories

In 2014, a GoDaddy phishing spam started showing up in people’s inboxes stating “Your account contains more than 9740 directories and may pose a potential performance risk to the server.”  It then asks to reduce the number of directories for your account to prevent account deactivation.  It provides a link to click on to resolve the issue.  Today, it appears to come from… Read more →

Dino’s Backstage Brings Back the Glamour

“Striding gracefully across plush zebra-striped carpeting, tuxedo-clad waiters balance serving trays filled with champagne, martini glasses and snifters. On a nearby stage, the suave bandleader snaps his fingers as his trio launches into “Fly Me to the Moon.” This isn’t a flashback to the Copacabana or the Latin Casino—it’s here and now at Dino’s Backstage, the stunningly glamorous restaurant, bar… Read more →

Why you need to know Blessed Edmund Bojanowski

Have you heard of Blessed Edmund Bojanowski?  If you have, I would be impressed!  If you haven’t, take five minutes to find out who he was and I guarantee that you’ll be inspired. Born in 1814, in then-occupied Poland, Bojanowski dedicated his life to social justice.  He also started a home for orphans and health services to the ill, including during outbreaks of… Read more →

When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange.

Time to Change! In Season three of the Brady Bunch, episode sixteen (“Dough Re Mi”), Greg writes a song and reserves a recording studio for, as they called themselves, “The Brady Six”.  This was two seasons before the show jumped the shark by introducing Cousin Oliver in season five. Before they record, Peter’s voice begins to change and starts uncontrollably cracking. Peter is… Read more →