The biggest data breach ever (happens every day)

Just when you thought you’d heard about all the latest data breaches (and received the hundredth email telling you your data was stolen) we must shine a spotlight on another insiduous type of data breach that could be stealing and tracking your browsing data on a constant real-time basis. Let’s talk about Real-Time-Bidding, also known […]


If you care the slightest about your privacy then stop using Chrome

…or any Google product for that matter. We preach the importance of protecting your online privacy. We also realize there is a balance to be had between that privacy and the convenience offered by online services. Wired recently posted the article “It’s time to ditch Chrome” and (despite their ironic insistence of accepting their cookies) […]



Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities: On it.

This week a web vulnerability was discovered that impacts virtually every processor manufactured since 1995. The vulnerability is being referred to as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. Of course, we want you to know that we’ve got you covered. Most of our servers run a variant of the RedHat Linux operating system which released patches for the […]


[nginx/php-fpm] curl: (56) SSLRead() return error -9806: how we fixed it

tl;dr: Back up /etc/nginx, uninstall nginx, install the latest version of nginx, restore your /etc/nginx backup. Recently our own site was experiencing SSL connection issues. We first noticed it in Safari when connecting to wavemotiondigital.com and another site we host on the same server, both using SSLs. Oddly enough, another site hosted on the same […]


CodeinWP: Are Maintenance Companies worth the Money or DIY?

Since we launched SononaCare we have noticed an uptick in companies offering similar plans. This is a solid indicator of the growing demand for WordPress security. WordPress has always touted itself as being simple to use and it is — until something goes wrong. Nobody dreams of getting a WSOD (White Screen of Death) with no or outdated backups and […]


Use rsync & WP-CLI to painlessly move a WordPress site without plugins

Moving a WordPress site from one domain to another has always been a pain, since WordPress stores hashed information based on the length of the domain name in the database. Not being bound to a single domain name is one of the things that Drupal and Joomla get right and makes it easy for developers […]


Surprise! WordPress 4.7.5 is here!

On the evening of May 16th, 2017 around 6:30 PM notifications began rolling in that WordPress 4.7.5 update was available. There have not been many details about the update but this is not the first time WordPress has released an update with an undisclosed patch included. WordFence, also released a statement about the release which we encourage […]


5/12/17: Massive Global Windows Ransomware Attack Underway

WordFence sent the following alert today: A massive global ransomware attack on machines running the Windows operating system is underway and spreading quickly. We have published a public service announcement that gives you a high level overview of the attack along with advice on how to protect yourself. Please be vigilant when opening attachments from […]


SononaCare, PHP7, CentOS 7, Free SSLs, Piwik and more!

Today we dropped quite a few announcements for our customers. In this blog post we will break down each point individually and go a bit more in-depth on the topics covered. SononaCare We previously performed maintenance and updates to client sites as a courtesy to our customers. The update process, however, has become complex requiring constant attention […]