By now, you have probably heard of the Heartbleed bug that puts users’ passwords on dozens of popular websites at risk because of a security vulnerability in OpenSSL software.
The depth and breadth of this bug is quite massive, so we wanted to give our clients some advice on what to do and any services of ours that may have been affected.
First and foremost, whether you are a client or not, it’s strongly advised you change your passwords on the sites that have been affected. You can find a clear and extensive list in this table at Mashable.com.
Next, for clients who host with Jackson Sky (on our servers at Media Temple), rest assured that the services we use at Media Temple (GRID and dv 4.0 Server) were not vulnerable or affected.
Lastly, it seems that the security of WordPress is largely based on your hosting provider, so you will need to check with them about whether they were affected. (Again, our servers with Media Temple were not.) If they were, you will want to change your admin passwords immediately. You will also want to update your WordPress to the most recent version, which has the strongest level of security.
We don’t think this is the last we will hear of Heartbleed, so please stay tuned for any additional updates and information.
Earlier this month, Jackson Sky welcomed Patrick Howard as its newest employee! Patrick has been a subcontractor for over a year and will be even more of an asset now that he is working for Jackson Sky full-time. A more formal announcement will be sent out soon, so be sure to sign up for our enewsletter.
In other news, Jackson Sky also moved into new office space at Carmel Office Suites (a Yeager Property). Stop by and say hello if you are in the area. Just be sure to call first, since our desks are not as clean as those illustrated above.
Last week, I attended a seminar about how to use Twitter as a marketing tool. The seminar was led by Kyle Lacy who has written a book on the subject. In a nutshell, it is very obvious that social media is being used more and more for lead generation, and it’s not going away anytime soon.
If you already are on Twitter, you can follow me @jacksonsky. If not, I suggest taking the time to sign up (it’s free), even if it’s just to get your feet wet and become familiar with the social tool that 75 million people are using to connect with one another.
Welcome to JacksonSky.com, the new and improved business website of Rhaya Shilts.
On January 1, 2010, my official business name changed to Jackson Sky Web Design & Development. This name change results from, and allows for, the expansion of services and staff as my business continues to grow.
My personal site, rhaya.com, will still be online and updated regularly with non-business news and photos.