CryptoLocker and Ransomware


Ryan Bush

CryptoLocker is one of the more infamous malware attacks currently referred to by the general category of Ransomware. Ransomware is a Trojan style virus that infects a computer and encrypts all of the documents and data it can locate that appear to be of any value. The virus will work its way through the computer’s hard drive as well as any connected drives it can locate which can include a company’s server files if the drive is connected to the infected device. These types of viruses have existed since the late eighties, but regained prominence in 2013 with the introduction of bitcoin to the ransom formula. After the ransomware encrypts the user’s files they are then prompted to pay a fee in order to obtain the decryption keys from the attacker. Often the attack will use scare tactics such as a warning from a law enforcement agency to try and… Read more!

Why does WordPress get attacked by viruses?


Ryan Bush

WordPress has become one of the most popular platforms for building and managing websites because of the simplicity of the database, dashboard interface and easily interchangeable plugins. Unfortunately, the simplification of such a complex process has left consumers with a false sense of security about the inner workings of their website. In order to develop and maintain a successful WordPress site there are a few considerations a consumer should understand. The most important aspects of setting up and designing a WordPress site are the version of WordPress, the theme and the plugins which act as the foundation for the look, feel and functionality of the actual site. WordPress itself is an open source content management system, themes are program files that work to create the user interface without altering the underlying code and plugins are prepackaged bits of software that expand the functionality of the site. All three of these… Read more!

Is it time for a website redesign?


Ryan Bush

Why Should You Consider a Website Redesign? Our top 5 reasons you may need an update to your website…  Your site is difficult to navigate. Is it hard to locate information on your website? If it is difficult for you, imagine your users’ experience. An easy to navigate site engages your users and allows them to easily get the information they are looking for. Your website is not responsive. Everyone uses their smartphone to search for seemingly everything. If your website is not responsive it will not appear correctly on mobile devices. Your website looks outdated. Your website is often the first impression people have of your business—use it to present your best image. An up to date website provides instant credibility to potential customers. You website is text heavy, or filled with outdated information. People navigate the internet very quickly, and they are not likely to stay on one… Read more!

Top 5 Reasons Your Business Needs A Website


Ryan Bush

Does your business have a website? If the answer is no, these are our top 5 reasons you need one… 1. Your website is always available (even when you are not).Your website is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. A website allows potential customers to research you even in off hours, and a contact page gives them the ability to request additional information at any time. 2. A website address is often easier to remember than a phone number or physical address. A website gives potential customers the easiest way possible to find you. 3. Establish your business as a resource. If you have a product, or offer a service, the content on your website can help establish your business as an authority. 4. Everyone expects your business to have a website. The internet is often the first place people go to find information. Without a web presence your business… Read more!