To all visitors,
If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and why I haven’t been answering mail, it’s because my site received a malware attack late last week. I spent quite a lot of time trying to figure it out and ended up hiring a firm to fix it. Talk about stress.
Along with a huge spike in readership this year, the security issues have increased significantly. It’s unfortunate that some people have nothing better to do than destroy other people’s work, but it’s a fact of life—and it seems a bigger target is more fun to destroy. When I first discovered this latest problem, I was so discouraged I was ready to give it all up, but ultimately I decided to fight back.
Although it is important to me to preserve the work I have put into the site, it’s also imperative that visitors to HoneyBeeSuite feel safe when they are here and that children can use the site freely. This last attack included hidden links that, when clicked, redirected you to places you’d rather not be. Trust me on that. And after we got that fixed, the photos disappeared. But the group I hired, Sucuri*, was persistent, efficient, knowledgeable, and polite. I highly recommend them.
Anyway, thanks for your patience. I also want to give a special thanks to those who have donated to HoneyBeeSuite. I make sure the money goes back into the site, and this time it certainly came in handy.
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