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Website Security Update

15 May 2020
by: John Stoneman

While everyone has been in lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic, several computer hackers have been busy. They have been working on finding ways to take control of other peoples websites for their own purposes.

At Dynamic Websites, website security is of high importance. Because of this, we only build websites that use the best secure software available.

In the last month, these clever hackers have identified security holes in some of the most popular software options. Sadly, this includes some of the software we use to build many, but not all, of our websites.

Specifically, two popular page building plugins (Page Builder by SiteOrigin and Elementor) have been effected.  In fact over 3 million websites use them to design their website page.

However, there is no need to worry.

A website security company (WordFence) identified the method hackers used and contacted the Plugin Developers immediately. Realising the severity of the problem, the Developers quickly changed their software and released an updated version –  which is once again secure. You can view details about the Page Builder security issue on the Wordfence video.

On 11th & 12th May 2020, Dynamic Websites did an audit of all the websites we host and updated the software to make them secure again. We did this at no cost to our clients.

Website security is important and software does need to be updated on a regular basis to ensure it continues to be safe to use. This is why we regularly update the software of the websites we host.

If your website needs to be updated, let us know and we can assist in making sure everything is secure.

Dynamic Websites specialise in small business web design. We are based in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn and provide services throughout Australia. We understand what it takes to get a small business online at an affordable price and with the minimum of fuss. Along with designing websites for small business, tradies and NDIS service providers we provide online marketing services. Our online marketing for small business extends to Google Ads, Google My BusinessMicrosoft Advertising, search engine optimisation (SEO), content writing and, blog writing.

Give John a call on  (03) 9028 7337  or email to find out more about how we can help your small business.