UPDATE YOUR PHP TO VERSION 8.0 NOW!

UPDATE YOUR PHP TO VERSION 8.0 NOW!

UPDATE YOUR PHP TO VERSION 8.0 NOW!

if you haven’t updated your website to version 8.0 yet, you should. It came out early this year. There should not be anything in it that would break a site. The first main reason you should update is that support has ALREADY ended for versions 7.1 and 7.2 and and is in the timeline (the clock is running) until support for version 7.3 will also be ended. I updated 4 sites today without a glitch on any of them.

Some of the newer additions are the JIT compiler, which should add a little speed to your site, “union types” which is an interesting coding feature that allows more than 1 type to be used in conjunction, and “attributes” which now allows you to add meta data to a class. Also added are “name arguments”, a “match” expression which is like a super switch element, Constructor properties have also received a “step-up” in the game. There are new return types, and many other fun toys you will like if you are a programmer.

If you are not a programmer, you will just enjoy the added abilities it will give your site for any new code that is written in PHP 8.0, and the updates are likely coming if they are not already here, so you want your back-end to have the necessary tools to comply any new theme or plugin updates that are using it. If you don’t update the code version in your hosting environment, you can’t benefit fully from some of the updates.
If you are not a “techie” but you still want to benefit from this new update, give Everything I.T. a call, and let them safely backup your site and do the upgrade for you, or better yet, consider one of their annual maintenance plans.

CONTACT US NOW AND GET YOUR SITE UPDATED!

WHERE IS MY MONEY? About ACH Bank Transfer Delays…

So I recently was trying to figure out “how” and “why” money can leave 1 account, and not show up posted or pending at my banks account yet, but still not actually be “missing” (which everyone kept telling me, and told me to sit around and “wait” for it, which no one knows is easy, right?) What I did was try to transfer money from 1 account to another account, the money CLEARLY left the 1st account RIGHT AWAY…but when I logged into my bank account, it never showed up. Not today, and not the next day. And neigther was it even a “pending” transaction. So I began to panic…when everyone told me everything was fine and I still couldn’t find it, I began to panic. After I panicked, I did some research, and discovered this information.

If this has ever been you, you may want to read this clear and comprehensive article to how and what ACH payment processing is and how it works. It was very interesting and helpful information to me. I hope you find it helpful as well. (I’m amazed at how many bank and financial institution supervisors could never explain this information to me!) You would think they would be able to explain this simple process to me.

https://blog.abacus.com/where-the-hell-is-my-money-the-dirty-secrets-of-ach

How a programmer views the #1 Most Hated thing about 2020

How a programmer views the #1 Most Hated thing about 2020

Masks & Programming

Just a little 2020 Covid-19 Mask Humor For Your Day

It’s not THAT bad, right? We know you will look back on this year at times in the future, and this year was such a struggle for so many. We will look back with affection and remember how IMPORTANT it was to maintain a little light humor during all of it. When we are on the other side looking back, I want to give you a warm feeling.

Awesome New Divi Mobile Plugin

Awesome New Divi Mobile Plugin

You may or may not be aware, that if you own the worlds BEST wordpress plugin DIVI,  that you ALSO get ALL the other Elegant Themes products included with the original cost of your license…in other words, NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. Divi in itself, is completely worth the purchase price of the theme simply by itself, it does hundreds of times more than any other theme on the market, all without needing to know any coding at all to design your website. It will literally do anything you want it to.But to get all these other products included with it, just puts the icing on the cake. How can you NOT be working with this awesome website tool?

But now, in addition, you can also this amazing new plugin that allows you to customize the mobile menu…a new feature. (There are other amazing plugins as well, social network sharing, email account contact management connecting, and others) To check out the new plugin, go here: DIVI MOBILE PLUGIN

To check out DIVI, if you don’t know what it is yet perhaps…you should go here and play with the demo…it’s awesome! Check the links below…

DIVI INFORMATION PAGE

DIVI DEMO TO PLAY WITH

880 PREMADE LAYOUTS TO MAKE IT EVEN EASIER!

Divi WordPress Theme

Hacking at an All Time High, & Zoom Phishing

Hacking at an All Time High, & Zoom Phishing

yes, Hacking is at an all time high right now, so it’s not a time to be slack on security at all…and being as Zoom is so popular right now, there are really good quality Zoom phishing attempt to get into your system and they are working.

How it works is you get a phishing email saying you ‘missed a scheduled Zoom meeting” that will contain a link that promises a video of the meeting and recording. If you click the link it will take you to a malicious website that dupes a Microsoft Login page, and if you login, guess what, they now have your Microsoft credentials which they can now use to log in to your computer. It is very effective. If you want to read more on how the attack works, read about it in more detail here: Phishing Campaign

The attack is successful because it will appear to have your legitimate information…it will have your real name in the email. These are TARGETED attacks usually for certain company employees.

Here is another article on ZOOMBOMBING which is an entirely different Zoom hack…read about that one also.

If you do get hacked, you can get a hold of us, and we can clean up your system pretty thoroughly. I’ve done 3 people in the last week, so don’t feel like you are the only one. These guys are sitting around in lockdown/quarantine with nothing better to do than improve their hacking skills, and wreak havoc. Don’t give them an open door, lock it down folks. 🙂

WordPress Cross-Site-Scripting Vulnerability

WordPress Cross-Site-Scripting Vulnerability

I just got a notice that the plugin

GDPR Cookie Consent

has a XSS vulnerability in it. Just released today:

This entry was posted in Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on February 11, 2020 by Matt Barry   0 Replies

Description: Improper Access Controls
Affected Plugin: GDPR Cookie Consent
Affected Versions: <= 1.8.2
CVSS Score: 9.0 (Critical)
CVSS Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Patched Version: 1.8.3

If you are using this plugin, you will want to upgrade to version 1.8.3 immediately. If you want the details of the vulnerability and how it works, you can read the rest of the long post here:

or search it out on the WordFence blog.

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