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HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, Content, Search Engines, web browsers, mobile devices...web development is a complex process.

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Hosting

Web hosting requires a lot of trust. Trust with your files, messages, and information. You already trust us with your priceless member data; trust us with your web data as well. Our hosting is rock solid, with state-of-the-art servers and around the clock monitoring.

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Professional Services

Web Services Professionals will manage your web site updates. You simply provide the content and we'll optimize it, test it and publish it. Avoid the hassle of managing HTML and browser compatibility. Let our professionals do it for you.

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Elizabeth New Jersey Firemen’s Federal Credit Union Launches Website

Elizabeth, New Jersey Firemen's Federal Credit Union
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Congratulations to Elizabeth New Jersey Firemen’s Federal Credit Union on the launch of their new website. The new website uses a vibrant red color scheme, provides for quick access to important links, easy viewing of important loan rates, links to ATM and branch locations and quick access to their mobile app downloads. The site works well on all size devices for today’s consumers. Credit union members should find the new website easy to use and locate important information. Take a look at their new website: https://enjffcu.org/

Internet Explorer will stop working soon

Internet Explorer
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Internet Explorer is dead. Microsoft sent Internet Explorer off into the sunset last week after nearly 27 years. The aging web browser is being replaced by Microsoft Edge, with support being officially withdrawn for Internet Explorer 11.

To remain secure online, make sure your web browser stays up to date.  Web Services has been fading out support for Internet Explorer for the last couple of years.  We’ve seen very little traffic still on Internet Explorer, but stragglers should upgrade to a secure browser such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox and keep that browser current.

Read CU*Answers Web Services’ previous posts about Internet Explorer’s End of Life:

Network Maintenance – Tuesday, June 21

On Tuesday morning, June 21, from 12:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET, we will be performing internal network maintenance. During this time, there may be brief network interruptions to the following services:

  • CU*Talk audio response and our phone system
  • It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking
  • CU*CheckViewer check images
  • eDOC applications
  • Hosted web/mail sites and cuanswers.com
  • AnswerBook
  • CU*Spy
  • BizLink 247 online banking

MyUSA Launches an Updated Website

MyUSA Credit Union
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Congratulations to MyUSA Credit Union on their updated website! The site design is a MyUSA design and the implementation of the design was done by CU*Answers. The site includes a colorful menu, large rotating banners, quick access buttons, featured products, numbers showing how the credit union helps members, financial education, mobile app information, news and member testimonials. The new design will serve members well as it works well on devices of all sizes. Take a look at their new website: https://www.myusacu.com/

Web Services and WordPress-related Vulnerabilities

Web Services
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There have been a couple of WordPress-related vulnerabilities in the news this week.  I say WordPress-related because they are not issues with WordPress core but with specific plugins or themes that are used on a WordPress site.

CU*Answers Web Services tracks these vulnerabilities through several methods including mailing list subscriptions and automated scans of all of our WordPress sites.  WordPress core and plugin updates are automatically applied every Sunday night to keep all sites current and secure.  In addition, when we see serious vulnerabilities (like the ones announced yesterday) we can deploy updates immediately.

It’s worth noting that no sites on our hosting environment were using vulnerable versions of this theme or plugin.  Likely due to our weekly updates.  Nevertheless, Web Services team did verify with our scans that these plugins and themes were up to date.

In short, I would like to remind you that CU*Answers Web Services is actively working to keep all our websites and servers secured and protected.  For a review of some of the systems and process in place, please see this previous post from 2018 that still holds true today.

Network Maintenance – Tuesday, May 17

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On Tuesday, May 17, from 12:00 AM – 8:00 AM ET, Network Services will begin the monthly patch process for all the servers on the CU*Answers network. Maintenance is scheduled to be completed by 8:00 AM ET.