Are You Being Safe Online?

CU*Secure

Cybersecurity knowledge is crutial in this day and age. Every day people are being scammed, having their accounts stolen, and dealing with malware or other computer infections. Luckily, the CU*Answers Web Services team is here to educate and prepare you for potential attacks when you’re online. CU*Secure is our informational website composed of thousands of helpful posts littered with additional sources for more information. Stop by, you might learn something new!

Forest Area Federal Credit Union Kicks Off a New Site

Forest Area Federal Credit Union

Congratulations to Forest Area Federal Credit Union for launching their new site! Complete with parallax scrolling, quick access links, featured rates, and homepage ATM/Shared Branching locators, this new site blends functionality with sleek design and branding. See the new site in action!

Cherokee Strip CU Launches New Website as they Join Us at CU*Answers!

Cherokee Strip Credit Union

Congratulations to one of our new partners on launching a fresh website with us!

This credit union is now showcasing a new website built around a mobile responsive design, and filled with features to help their members find what they need. Add a touch of animation and and visually stunning site promoting their branding, we are glad to kick off our relationship with Cherokee Strip Credit Union here at CU*Answers.

Check out the new website!

WordPress Hits the 30% Mark

WordPress

According to W3Techs, a company that reports web based statistics, a recent survey on the usage of content management systems indicates that WordPress is now being used on 30.0% of the top 10 million active websites, which translates into a 60.2% CMS market share. While just over half of existing websites do not utilize a content management system, WordPress has been dominating the playing field, with Joomla sitting in second place at just over 6% of the market share. This statistic is inclusive of both WordPress.com and WordPress.org sites.

Google to Label HTTP Sites as “Insecure”

As announced in Googles Security Blog the internet browser Chrome will be labeling all HTTP sites as “not secure” with the release of version 68 this July. As mentioned by the company over the last few years, Google is making this push to promote internet security across the web.

Last year, Web Services made the move to integrate all of our hosted websites without SSL certifications to free Let’s Encrypt certs, which are set to automatically renew when the expiry date is reached. By keeping ahead of this change, our hosted credit union sites will not need to worry about their site security appearance when Google implements this feature into Chrome in a few months.

Key Points for Website Accessibility

With all of the news going around regarding website compliance, we can assume that you may be concerned about your website being able to pass an accessibility scan. In Web Services, we have been taking all client requests to validate at WCAG 2.0 (AA) and (AAA) levels for existing sites and ensuring current accessibility guidelines are satisfactory on all new custom WordPress theme redesigns.

But, as those who have spoke with us on the subject most likely have heard “ADA Compliance will be a journey, not a destination that we can visit once or twice”.
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