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Fantastico De Luxe being retired

The once well used Fantastico De Luxe is being retired from cPanel on our servers. I had been aware for quite some time that this software was not being updated as well as its rival ‘Quickinstall’. Please feel comfortable in knowing that Quickinstall is a very capable program. We have been using it for a long time. It has finally happened with admin phasing out Fantastico De Luxe. You should see this message come up if you do select that icon.

Fantastico Deluxe retiring from Web South cPanel

“Text version” We’re sorry, Fantastico De Luxe is being retired. Use Quickinstall instead to take advantage of these great features Automatic Updates Easier Installations More Scripts Continuously Updated

WordPress 3.9.2 Security Release

There is an update for WordPress – version 3.9.2 which is a security release for all previous versions.

Most Web South Hosted customers can upgrade with no issues. If unsure – please ask us.

The article on WordPress website about the latest update

Comments: Most of our customers have comments disabled (apparently one of the ways the exploit can occur). There are other issues fixed as well, so it would be worth installing this update as soon as you can.

Thanks once again to the WordPress teams who keep the system going and secure.

Rogue beer fridge caught by Telstra ‘robot’

While trying to solve an access issue with 3G Data on Telstra network (more of an issue with distance from the tower and location of 3G device at this stage) I came across this little gem.

see comprehensive article online Rogue beer fridge caught by Telstra ‘robot’

With Luke & I both into programming it is interesting to hear how technology and coding can be used. Fascinating! Still scratching my head as to how the beer fridge caused the interference – but lets face it – anything is possible.

Eudunda Show 2014 new website

Web South are always pleased to launch the new Eudunda Show website for 2014.

It’s still early days for the show, but the Committee already have a fair bit of the planning sorted out.

Click to check the new Eudunda Show 2014 website out here:

Eudunda Hotel Motel new website

Web South are always pleased to help local businesses to advertise on the internet, and we are very happy to let you know that the Eudunda Hotel Motel “The Top Pub” is the latest to do so.

Congratulations to Kieran & Lyn. It is great to see that they are straight into keeping their website updated with the latest Specials of the Week, Patron’s Club News and Joker Draw Jackpot news.

Click to check the new Eudunda Hotel Motel website out:

Upgrade patches fix the ‘All in One SEO Pack’ WordPress Plugin

For those who run WordPress as their website or Blog, and have the All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin installed, please note that there have been several upgrade patches which fix a security issue with the plugin.

The solution is to upgrade the plugin in the normal way. there have been several upgrades from 2.1.6, 2.1.7 and now 2.2.2 which is the latest version at the moment.

More info on that upgrade available at the plugin site.

NOTE: Customers on Web South WordPress Maintenance Plans (if you have this plugin) have already been updated.

Vulnerability found in the ‘All in One SEO Pack’ WordPress Plugin

For those who run WordPress as their website or Blog, and have the All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin installed, please note that there is a security issue with the plugin.

Just announced, the issue could allow malicious fiends to take get access to your website.

The solution is to upgrade the plugin in the normal way to the latest version 2.1.6 at the moment.

More info on that upgrade available at the plugin site.

Thanks to Sucuri.net for finding and publishing info on the problem – Sucuri article here.

NOTE: Customers on Web South WordPress Maintenance Plans (if you have this plugin) have already been updated.

Warning to change your eBay Password

If you have used eBay, chances are you probably have set up an account which would have included making a password to restrict access to your account.

Some three months ago eBay had a cyber attack and account information was accessed.

eBay is now recommending that it’s users change their password.

Can I recommend that you use a ‘strong’ password while you are doing so.

Read more in this Sophos ‘nakedsecurity’ article.

Warning on SCAM Domain Renewals

If you have a website – eg “mydomain.com”

(no matter what the extension .com .com.au .org .biz etc. ) please take note of this warning. Be it with Web South or someone else – Please be aware that there are a reasonable number of SCAMS around which try to fool you into changing your domain registration to them. I don’t want to point out any particular ones as it might actually boost their reach. The scams come several ways, one is by email – generally these are not all that sophisticated (so far).

ECBAT new website

For the region of Southern Goyder, The Eudunda, Community Business & Tourism Committee take great interest in promoting the district and helping the community and businesses grow. They work at a level between the community and businesses and the Regional Council of Goyder.

They have released a new website to keep people informed about their activities.

Click to check out the new ECBAT website: