Welcome to the WPfy.me, formerly known as wilwebs.com.
No, the site was not hacked of hijacked.
The reason for changing the name of this blog is the red flag that wilwebs.com received from McAfee’s Siteadvisor.
Early February, while running a security report with ManageWP, I was caught by surprise when I noticed that McAfee had blacklisted wilwebs.com.
This was even more surprisingly, when you read the status on the report:
Site blacklisted, malware not detected.
In case you are interested, here is the full report.
Next step for me, was turning to Sucuri and have them scan my site. Securi agreed with the other seven, and disagreed with McAfee: No malware.
So far, so good. Time to inform McAfee about my findings.
The site report of wilwebs.com over at McAfee’s SiteAdvisor states:
This link might be dangerous. We tested it and found security risks. Beware.
Directly below the resume, there is a button that allows you to request for a review. Fortunately, I think, there is still hope…
No reply, from McAfee!
Let us throw in a Tweet:
— Wil Ransz (@wilwebs) February 20, 2014
No reply over at Twitter either.
Since then, I have checked the report on wilwebs.com about every two months. And each time, I left a reply. All to no avail.
Anyway, I have run out of patience. Obviously, there is not much to expect from McAfee.
Trust is very important in cyberland, and it will become an even bigger issue in the near future; it will become virtual real estate.
Since it is my intention to start posting again here on this blog, I did not feel I could neglect the (false) warnings from McAfee. However, it is absurd that something like this can happen.
Do not get me wrong, I am a big advocate of security and welcome that companies like Google, Norton, Sucuri, etc. watch over our security on the internet.
Every person and every company is allowed to make mistakes. What matters is how you fix your mistakes.
That is even more true, when you have the authority of a company like McAfee. With authority, comes responsibility.
Ignoring requests from a site owner seems irresponsible behavior to me. Especially when that happens repeatedly.
As mentioned above, I will be posting again regularly. Starting this week.
Now you know why I felt, I needed to move this blog to another domain, and why I did so last weekend.
Today it is two months ago, that we have switched from wilwebs.com to WPfy.me. This transition took place without any drops in visitors or search engine results page (SERP).
This story above might cause some people to doubt whether it is save to visit WPfy.me. Well, rest assured, it is. You do not have to believe me.
Here is an up-to-date Security scan report:
This again proves, that there was nothing wrong with wilwebs.com. The site has not been rebuilt when we switched to WPfy.me. The only thing that did change was the domain name.
And of course, you can initiate a comparable scan anytime with the Sucuri SiteCheck.
Let me know when you have any questions or considerations.