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WooCommerce Security Tips

Statistics from the Small Business Trends website show that 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. As expected, the risks go up when businesses are banking on ecommerce solutions such as WooCommerce. This plugin is manageable, works seamlessly with WordPress, and is compatible with basic website optimization functions. It’s also free! The basic themes are, anyway. With all these…

Japanese SEO Spam/Keyword Hack Many website owners have contacted us worried about Japanese SEO Spam or Japanese Keyword Hack in Google search results for their websites. This happens when different web pages are shown to search engines and normal visitors. This particular Blackhat SEO technique hijacks Google search results by displaying Japanese words in the title and description of the infected…

A recently discovered unpatched vulnerability has rendered Wordpress. the most popular CMS in the world in peril of user credential exposure. The vulnerability could allow hackers to compromise targeted admin passwords. What's more perturbing is that it renders all versions of Wordpress as vulnerable. The wordpress vulnerability (CVE-2017-8295) had been brought to light by Dawid Golunski, a Polish security researcher who reported…

E-Commerce Security is often not the top priority of store owners. If given an analogy between physical stores and electronic retail stores, people invest into the security of their physical stores in terms of CCTV cameras,  alarm systems, door locks and more. This arrangement is made to save yourself from shoplifting. People need to understand that shoplifting, when done in electronic…

A critical privilege injection vulnerability has been reported in WordPress 4.70 and 4.71. The vulnerability allows an unauthenticated hacker to modify content of a page/post in WordPress site. The vulnerability was found in the REST API added by WordPress in one of its recent release. As soon as the vulnerability was discovered, WordPress security team worked on the patch and…

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