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WordPress Plugin – Yuzo Related Posts – is vulnerable to malware.

If you are using the Yuzo Related Posts WordPress plugin, please remove it from your WordPress installation ASAP.

We are starting to see customer websites that are using the plugin being redirected to malware websites.

There is currently NO PATCH available. Which means you HAVE TO remove the plugin.

Without going into to much detail:
The attacker calls this vulnerable plugin with certain parameters that in turn inserts code into the options of this plugin. That code currently seems to be javascript code that performs the various redirects to malware.

We have started to pro-actively implement additional protection into our Intrusion detection system to reduce the chance of a successful attack.
We have also began to scan all customers websites for this plugin and remove it if found. However, we of course prefer for you to login to your WordPress admin and remove it yourself as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact our support team as usual.

Upcoming Google GSuite Price changes

You may be aware that Google is changing its prices for the Google GSuite Product line.

Starting April 1st the prices for Google GSuite will increase. As a result, we also will increase the price of this product. Google currently offers a discount for 1 Year subscriptions. As they will discontinue the discount so will we.

Googles Price:
Currently: $5/mo per account
New Price: $6/mo per account

Our price:
Currently: $4.60/mo per account
New Price: $5.60/mo per account

* New prices will be effective from April 1, 2019.

If you renew or order a Google GSuite Plan before March 29th you will still receive the old pricing.

CHINAREGISTRY SCAM ALERT

We are receiving new reports of scam emails from the so-called Chinaregistry claiming that you are infringing on a trademark in China. (This scam is actually around for quite some time, but we did not see any recent reports. Until now.)
The emails look like this:

(Please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks)

We are the domain name registration service company in China. On Feb 26, 2019, we received an application from Kaijing Ltd requested “yourbrandname” as their internet keyword and China (CN) domain names (yourbrandname.cn [http://yourbrandname.cn], yourbrandname.com.cn [http://yourbrandname.com.cn], yourbrandname.net.cn [http://yourbrandname.net.cn], yourbrandname.net.cn [http://yourbrandname.org.cn]). But after checking it, we find this name conflict with your company name or trademark. In order to deal with this matter better, it’s necessary to send email to you and confirm whether this company is your business partner in China?

These Chinaregistry scammers are trying to sell you domain registrations and “Brand Protection” products for inflated prices.

You can safely ignore their emails. As always, please do NOT click on any links in theses kinds of emails.

We now accept Bitcoin

With our latest portal update, we have gained the ability to accept Bitcoin as a payment method.
You can now pay in BTC and BCH for any of our services.

Bitcoin accepted at HelpingHost.com

PHP 7.3 Hosting released and now available for you to use.

PHP 7.3 Hosting released and now available for you to use.

PHP 7.3 Hosting is now available to any of your websites.

We have just completed the distribution of PHP 7.3 on all our Servers.
You now have the option to choose PHP 7.3 from inside your control panel.
Setting PHP 7.3 for any of your websites is obvious. See Screenshot.

However, we also have the option to setup PHP 7.3 hosting in any folder of your website.
So, if you would like to test PHP 7.3 in a sub folder, let us know and we can set this up for you.

One of the PHP applications that is already compatible with PHP 7.3 is WordPress 5.0.
It also was released recently and is available to you via our one click installer as usual.

Enjoy playing with PHP 7.3 and let us know if you run into any trouble.

PHP 7.3 Hosting Selector

NodeJS 11 now available in your Hosting account.

Dear Customers,

If you are using NodeJS on your website, you will be excited to know that Node.JS is now available to choose from in your NodeJS selector.

That brings the total NodeJS versions available to you to 5:

NodeJS 6,8,9,10 and now 11!

Happy Coding.

Your HelpingHost.com team.