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Home & Gifts Ireland website launched

Home & Gifts Ireland, where you’ll find an en extensive range of gifts and small furnishings for the home. You’ll find leading brands such as, Mindy Brownes, Bonzallure Jewellery, Sass & Belle, Gionni handbags and purses, Irish Handmade Soap Company, COCO88 Jewellery among
many others. Our ethos is to offer our customers a modern and friendly online shop full of beautiful and affordable pieces to make a house a home and
create memories with friends and family with unique gifts for every occasion. ]

Digital Ideas developed a new Brand Identity and woo commerce website for this exciting new shop in Cavan.


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Visbot Malware- a Vital Threat to Magento based Online Stores

Attention! All the Magento users, the websites or Online Stores are often hit by a Malware named Visbot. It hides on web servers & steals credit card information then it will encrypt it, hide it inside an image and then it will send the encrypted credit card data to a crook’s servers thereafter.
Visbot was first discovered in late March 2015 by SnapFast, a hosting company. The malware has managed to keep a low profile because it is difficult to detect Visbot infections, and not many site owners have been successful in detecting anything wrong in the first place.
Visbot uses steganography to steal data
The encrypted data that is hidden inside an image file is done using a technique known as steganography, the technique to hide text-based data inside the image files. Visbot will then leave that image in some site’s public folders, and then the malware author will get access to those files at regular intervals from that folder. This is how they manage to hide from the eyes of the protectors.

Visbot usually hides stolen credit card data in an image with names that are mentioned below:

The Visbot author holds a private encryption key and when that key is combined with the public key, the author can then easily decrypt the data.
How to detect sites infected with Visbot?
Willem de Groot a security analyst for Byte.nl, the malware has an Achille’s heel. The site owners can detect Visbot by running the following Linux command:
“curl -LH ‘User-Agent: Visbot/2.0 (+http://www.visvo.com/en/webmasters.jsp;bot@visvo.com)’ \ http://your-site.com”
Or you can visit MageReport, a website that provides complete security checks for Magento based sites. Those who can’t access a Linux terminal can use MageReport to detect if their store is infected with Visbot or not.

Till now, there were 6,691 Magento stores infected with Visbot threat. The affected store owners are now being contacted.
Visbot can infect your website when a hacker gains access to the store, either by brute-forcing connections or by taking advantage of vulnerabilities built in unpatched websites. Thus, we advise all our clients to keep their Magento store up to date and also suggest to use strong passwords to avoid infections like Visbot or other credit card stealers.

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Brightpearl Partnership

Digital Ideas has partnered with this very exciting company  BrightpearlGet all your orders, inventory, accounting, customer data and reporting together in one place.

Brightpearl handles the scale and complexity of a growing multi-channel retail business in a single, real-time system. Brightpearl is integrated with leading sales channels, carriers/shipping, logistics and marketing partners. With Brightpearl, all parts of your business are working together seamlessly.

Read more about what Brightpearl can do you for your business here

Brightpearl Partner Ireland

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Google Removes More Search Features

By now the masses are likely done mourning the upcoming demise of Google Reader (slated to swim with the fishes this summer), but some are noticing key Google toolbar features disappearing like a gaggle of phantoms too.

As always, there’s a method to Google’s madness (namely, they say these features just weren’t used enough), but this could very well be a case of quantity trumping quality. SEO experts, business owners, and search influencers alike are frustrated with Google’s willingness to yank once-touted top features, with little to no warning or fanfare.

While these folks undoubtedly represent the minority in terms of sheer numbers, many rank as top experts and consultants tasked with ensuring Google’s results are of the highest caliber. Furthermore, it seems many of Google’s rolled out features go unnoticed because people simply do not know to where to look for new releases, or to even expect they may arrive. Google is playing a numbers game, while many experts wish they would consider quality and communication first; and ultimately, stop taking away functionality that has helped make the web a better place, albeit in small doses. Read more here

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new clubstohire.com site launched

We have just finished the new site for the world largest golf hire provider. We created the design in partnership with block5design in Galway one of our preferred agencies. The site comes from over two years development while the company was rapidly expanding from 1 to 16 locations, The system checks stock in real time across all locations to ensure that there is no double booking or stock issues. This is very busy site and the custom built central management console controls all orders, stock, financials, agents and affiliates. The programming was using CakePHP and html5 and we used Twitters Bootstrap framework for the cms. The site uses some of the latest technologies to give the users and great experience and easy to order system.

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New Magento development

The brief was to create a new design and system for their new UK offering. The site features some great custom background programming linking the magento interface with the shops other Irish system. Products and stock quantity are updated in real time. Orders in store are updated to the magento store in real time  and vice versa.

A very popular magento website with a neat design.