Welcome back, kind readers!
In early June, after months of sustained attacks by hackers from the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Netherlands, and Australia, Michigan Buddhist was compromised and I took it offline to rebuild and regroup. I would never have guessed that Michigan Buddhist would be a target for internet mischief, but it has been, and it continues to be probed for security holes daily. Social West Michigan provided some advice on security measures, added some cool functionality, and helped brighten up the design.
Probably the most useful added feature is the event calendar. Now readers can consult a calendar on Michigan Buddhist to check for the latest retreats and events. Twitter is integrated into the site, and a tweet is sent whenever a new post is made. In the next week, we will have our page Facebook updated automatically as well.
The site design is cleaner, simpler and generally easier to look at. Be sure to investigate the link menus, as a lot of good information is tucked away in there.
I apologize for being gone for so long, but I wanted to make sure I did all I could to prevent unnecessary downtime from occurring again. The advantage is always on the side of the hacker, but my hope is that Michigan Buddhist will now be secure enough that they’ll look elsewhere for their lulz.
Thank you for your patience. Please contact us with your news, your events and information. We want to continue to provide a valuable resource for Buddhist practitioners in Michigan and around the world.
Peace to all, always,
Tenzin James Johnson