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10 Things You Need to Think About When It Comes to WooCommerce Security

When it comes to shopping online, security is one of the main concerns you’ll be thinking about. After all, you want to make sure you’re spending your money in the right places while ensuring your personal details are secure, safe, and not at risk of being stolen. However, if you are someone running an online business where people are using your services, this means you need to be offering a secure and safe service for them to use. One of the most common platforms for running an e-commerce store is, of course, WooCommerce - a WordPress plugin and payment platform.

Woocommerce Abandoned Cart Plugin exploited

Abandoned Cart Plugin in WooCommerce Abused - Update Immediately  WordPress-based sites are under attack from hackers exploiting an XSS vulnerability in the woocommerce-abandoned-cart plugin to plant backdoors and take over vulnerable sites. The woocommerce-abandoned-cart plugin, allows the owners of WooCommerce sites to track abandoned shopping carts in order to recover those sales. A lack of sanitation on guest user input and…

Woocommerce vs Prestashop comparision

Planning to take your business online? The basic requirements include an eye-catching website and an effortless Content management system(CMS) cut out for an e-commerce website. Well, PrestaShop & WooCommerce are both open-source platforms to build your e-commerce websites on. Hence, the dilemma of choosing one between PrestaShop vs WooCommerce, two leaders of this space can be mind-numbing. So, in this…

Woocommerce spambot protection

Have a website on WordPress? Then 90% of the comments might be spam. The numbers are shocking and they are not only in your comment sections. They are probably everywhere. Without adequate protection against them, they can cause critical damage to your website. Combating WordPress spambots and keeping them out of your website requires information about what they are and…

Top Exploited WordPress Plugins in 2018

Introduction This year a lot of plugins were launched which had a lot of innovative features like SEO optimization, a new editing interface and several newer ones which enhance the functionality of Wordpress and help us to achieve more productivity via our work on WordPress. However many of these plugins have been exploited by hackers this year for malicious purposes like…

Most Common WordPress Attacks in 2018

WordPress has held the title of the biggest content management system for well over a decade. It has ushered in a new generation of websites — built by individuals who had nothing more than a raw idea in their head. One of the key features that made WordPress so popular is its unparalleled scalability. With thousands of third-party developers of…

6 Top Information Security Risks to Know About as You Prepare for 2019

An ever-growing range of information security threats exist that can lead to a range of devastating consequences for organizations, such as: compliance issues associated with the loss of sensitive data. severely damaged reputations as a result of information loss or theft. high costs—the average data breach costs $3.86 million according to an IBM-backed 2018 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute.…

AMP plugin in wordpress hacked

WordPress AMP Plugin Exploited This article will discuss the Code Injection Vulnerability in older versions  (Version 0.9.97.20 and Below) of the WordPress AMP Plugin. We describe what are AMPs and how the WordPress AMP plugin contains an exploitable vulnerability. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs) - A Brief Introduction AMPs are a project website technology of Google which originally aimed to increase dramatically the…

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