News & Updates

  • Yahoo Reports Massive Data Breach Yahoo reports they had a massive data breach, and if you were impacted, you probably received an email. For more information about this issue and our security resources, please visit the Yahoo Security Issues FAQs page available at https://yahoo.com/security-update.
  • Reminder to verify the accuracy of Whois data Verifying the accuracy of domain registration information is a mandatory part of being a domain name owner. Because of this requirement, fraud can exist and deceptive email messages are making the rounds. Verifying your WhoIs data WILL NEVER REQUIRE PAYMENT. If you receive any verification emails from any domain registrar1, and if you have any doubt ...
  • Use this image, I found it online!! Over and over and over, I hear the same thing… but why can’t you add it to my website?  I found it online in Google Images! If you didn’t take the photo, or don’t have the permission of the person who took the photo, or don’t KNOW for a fact the image is public domain or ...
  • Headed to WordCamp Atlanta 2015 Super excited to be headed to WordCamp Atlanta at the end of March, and pleased to be a volunteer at the Friday Beginner Workshop.
  • WP Engine’s special offer for March This month, WP Engine is offering 50% off their professional plan for the first three months! We love WP Engine and definitely recommend their services. Offer valid through the end of March, 2015.
  • Lisa Smith speaks at WordPress Meetup Lisa Smith presented at the February, 2014, Emerald Coast WordPress Meetup Group.  It was a lunch and learn, and the topic was Correct Common Mistakes and improve Your WordPress Install.  The meeting was held at the Doolittle Institute located at Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. The presentation detailed some of the ways WordPress can be improved by ...
  • Please welcome our newest addition Please give a warm welcome to Sheri Williams, who joined our staff in February, 2015.  Sheri brings a wealth of customer service experience to CWS and we’re glad to have her on the team!
  • Google Requests More Transparency There’s been a lot of talk lately about the government’s collection of people’s digital data (PRISM). According to the Washington Post, Google may challenge the gag order over publishing the number of data requests made by the NSA. Google thinks the transparency levels of those reports are lacking. Google asked for permission to share more: “reater transparency ...
  • Problems with E-mail We discovered another hacked user account.  One of our users opened a questionable .zip file attachment and their computer was hacked.  Our mail server to become a spam machine; we found 1.5 million outgoing messages in the queue. It would be impossible for CWS to monitor every mail user’s responsible use of e-mail and/or the internet. ...
  • Using QR Codes QR codes are bar codes readable by cell phones.  QR stands for “Quick Response.”  A potential customer sees the QR code, scans it with their phone, and the stored information is revealed to them.  QR codes can contain up to 4296 characters and can be used for many things, such as links to: Your website; links ...