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WordPress 4.6.1 Update – September 12, 2016

Internet Security and HealthTo Our Valued Clients,
The following is an important announcement for any of our hosting customers using the WordPress platform for their website or blog: 

WordPress 4.6.1 is now available. This is a core upgrade for all previous versions and we will begin updating your sites immediately.

During the update process, your site will be placed into “Maintenance Mode” until the new software installation is complete. It is also possible that the core WordPress software upgrade could affect other functionality on your website.

If after this update you notice any changes in aspects of your website or if you have any questions concerning this most recent security release, please email us at info@robintek.com or call 614-888-3001.

Thank you,
The Robintek Security Team

EXPERT SERIES – Think Big, Build Small

 

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Written by Jeremy Jorgenson, CEO

As one of the senior developers at Robintek, one of the things I’m regularly tasked with is to help develop technical project plans and quotes for projects. Most projects start with our marketing team meeting with the project stakeholders, listening to their needs, and then putting together a quote. The quote has to take into account the project complexity, timeline, budget, staff availability, and all sorts of other complicating factors. All of these things are really important, but by far my favorite part of working on project plans is trying to find opportunities to think beyond the problem at hand.

Too often, we as developers want to exist in a binary world. Problem A will be solved by implementing Solution B. The real worldabstract_building almost never works that way. Problem A probably has dozens of possible solutions, each with its own advantages and pitfalls. To narrow the field a bit, we like to present our clients with what we feel are the “good”, “better”, and “best” options. Often we’re able to meet the minimum project requirements with the “good” option, but the “better” and “best” options are more robust solutions.

What I find most helpful about approaching projects this way is that it forces us to look past the needs of the moment.  By looking at and discussing the “better” and “best” solutions, we’re able to anticipate what needs may come up down the road. I often think of this in terms of a home constructions analogy. If you’re building a single story ranch house, but in the future you’re going to add an Olympic sized indoor swimming pool, you’ll probably pour the foundation a little differently.

Often, our clients opt to go with the “good” solution, and that’s fine. Not everyone needs an Olympic sized indoor swimming pool… but if we can lay the foundation for the pool without any additional time or expense, most people start making plans to do some laps.

WordPress Security Update – August 22, 2016

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To Our Valued Clients,
The following is an important announcement for any of our hosting customers using the WordPress platform for their website or blog: 


WordPress 4.6 is now available. This is a core upgrade for all previous versions and we will begin updating your sites immediately.

During the update process, your site will be placed into “Maintenance Mode” until the new software installation is complete. It is also possible that the core WordPress software upgrade could affect other functionality on your website.

If after this update you notice any changes in aspects of your website or if you have any questions concerning this most recent security release, please email us at info@robintek.com or call 614-888-3001.

Thank you,
The Robintek Security Team

 

WordPress Security Update – May 9, 2016

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To Our Valued Clients,
The following is an important announcement for any of our hosting customers using the WordPress platform for their website or blog: 


WordPress 4.5.2 is now available. This is a core upgrade for all previous versions and we will begin updating your sites immediately.

During the update process, your site will be placed into “Maintenance Mode” until the new software installation is complete. It is also possible that the core WordPress software upgrade could affect other functionality on your website.

If after this update you notice any changes in aspects of your website or if you have any questions concerning this most recent security release, please email us at info@robintek.com or call 614-888-3001.

Thank you,
The Robintek Security Team

 

WordPress Security Update – May 2016

To Our Valued Clients,
The following is an important announcement for any of our hosting customers using the WordPress platform for their website or blog: 


WordPress 4.5.1 is now available. This is a core upgrade for all previous versions and we will begin updating your sites immediately.

During the update process, your site will be placed into “Maintenance Mode” until the new software installation is complete. It is also possible that the core WordPress software upgrade could affect other functionality on your website.

If after this update you notice any changes in aspects of your website or if you have any questions concerning this most recent security release, please email us at info@robintek.com or call 614-888-3001.

Thank you,
The Robintek Security Team

WordPress Security Update – February 2016

To Our Valued Clients,
The following is an important announcement for any of our hosting customers using the WordPress platform for their website or blog: 


WordPress 4.4.2 is now available. This is a core upgrade for all previous versions and we will begin updating your sites immediately.

During the update process, your site will be placed into “Maintenance Mode” until the new software installation is complete. It is also possible that the core WordPress software upgrade could affect other functionality on your website.

If after this update you notice any changes in aspects of your website or if you have any questions concerning this most recent security release, please email us at info@robintek.com or call 614-888-3001.

Thank you,
The Robintek Security Team

WordPress Security Update – December 2015

To Our Valued Clients,
The following is an important announcement for any of our hosting customers using the WordPress platform for their website or blog:


WordPress 4.4 is now available. This is a core upgrade for all previous versions and we will begin updating your sites immediately.

During the update process, your site will be placed into “Maintenance Mode” until the new software installation is complete. It is also possible that the core WordPress software upgrade could affect other functionality on your website.

If after this update you notice any changes in aspects of your website or if you have any questions concerning this most recent security release, please email us at info@robintek.com or call 614-888-3001.

Thank you,
The Robintek Security Team

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Adobe Recommends Ceasing Use of All Versions of Flash

Adobe, the developers of the software “Flash,” have discovered a major security issue with the product and are strongly suggesting uninstalling it from any system anyone is using, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The issue they have found leaves the system vulnerable to hacker attacks, in which they could potentially cause a complete crash of a targeted PC.  In addition, according to Trend Micro, one group of hackers used current events as email subjects for “phishing” attacks, so when a user clicked the link in the email, their system was compromised.  At this point, there is little knowledge of how many hackers have tried to exploit this issue, but Adobe’s recommendation is to uninstall Flash version 19.0.0.207, as well as more recent versions.

To read Adobe’s Security Bulletin, click here.

To read BGR’s article on the situation, click here.

WordPress Security Update

To Our Valued Clients,
The following is an important announcement for any of our hosting customers using the WordPress platform for their website or blog:


WordPress 4.3.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we will begin updating your sites immediately.

During the update process, your site will be placed into “Maintenance Mode” until the new software installation is complete. It is also possible that the core WordPress software upgrade could affect other functionality on your website.

If after this update you notice any changes in aspects of your website or if you have any questions concerning this most recent security release, please email us at info@robintek.com or call 614-888-3001.

Thank you,
The Robintek Security Team

Google To Shut Down Autocomplete API

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Google just announced that it will be shutting down it’s autocomplete API. The change will take effect on August 10, 2015. Read more about it here at searchengineland.com.

“Google said the unsupported API had no official restrictions and saw the API being used in both ways they found useful and in other ways that were not so useful. That being said, Google said the Autocomplete API doesn’t “provide a meaningful user benefit” other than being paired to Google Web search.”


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