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IQComputing at WordCamp US 2019

This year several IQComputing team members attended WordCamp US 2019 in downtown St. Louis. WordCamp US is the largest WordPress conference in the nation and had more than 1,700 attendees this year. WordCamp US, which started in 2015, consists of an array of sessions and workshops on various WordPress development...

Newly Proposed Bill Would Limit Social Media Usage

Ever get annoyed when you’re just trying to reach the bottom of a page on your smart phone, but the page just keeps scrolling without end? Have you opened your favorite app just to have a video start playing automatically? Well, a new bill proposed by Missouri Senator Josh Hawley,...

California’s Automatic Renewal Law

What Is it? This law deals with consumer contracts that have a renewal feature with recurring payments. The law states that companies that have a cancellation policy on any recurring payments must have those policies outlined ‘conspicuously’. The law defines this conspicuous text as ‘in larger type than the surrounding...

Misleading Domain Registration Renewal Emails

It seems that for almost as long as the Internet has been around, misleading and sometimes outright fraudulent domain registration messages have been finding their way to inboxes. Operating under all sorts of legitimate-sounding names, shady registrars scrape the WHOIS database and pre-emptively send messages reflecting domain names with their...

Google Closes Small Business Community

Ringing in the new year, Google announced that their foray into hyper-focused community for business owners is scheduled to close in just a couple of weeks with the end of life date set for January 16th, 2019. Branded as “Small Business Community from Google,” the service was oriented around business...

Contact Form 7 – reCaptcha v2 Plugin

The Problem With the release of Contact Form 7 v5.1.0 many users noticed quickly that the old reCaptcha version 2 was removed entirely which includes the [recaptcha] tag. Unfortunately the release was fraught with issues. Since you cannot use the same API keys for reCaptcha version 3 as you could...

Securing Websites with HTTPS & Google SEO

In the simplest terms, HTTP Secure (HTTPS) is a way to prevent “eavesdropping” of the activity between your computer and a website or a remote service.  The Chrome web browser marks websites without HTTPS as insecure effective July, 2018. It is one of the most common approaches to ensuring that...

General Data Protection Regulation and Your Website Data

What is the General Data Protection Regulation? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is European Union legislation that focuses on data protection and privacy within the European Union but more importantly, it extends its coverage to include foreign entities that handle data of European Union residents. What if We’re Just...

IQComputing at WordCamp St Louis 2018

Several team members visited, volunteered for, and spoke at WordCamp St Louis 2018! Taking place on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St Louis, the 2018 edition of WordCamp St Louis was a success! Attendees could select from a variety of engaging talks including SEO, the forthcoming release of...

WPA2 Weaknesses, KRACKs, & Website Design

Failures in fundamental Wi-Fi security leave Wi-Fi networks susceptible to attack. Breaking WPA2 with KRACKs Recently discovered weaknesses in Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2), a common encryption protocol used to protect most Wi-Fi networks, enable attackers to gain access to your personal information by using Key Reinstallation Attacks (KRACKs). With...