5 Tips for Keeping Your Magento Ecommerce Store Secure

1. Keep Magento UpdatedNo body's perfect, not even the creators of the biggest ecommerce platform on the planet, this is why Magento are always repairing flaws in their code and hackers are always looking for vulnerabilities. Don't panic, just keep on top of your Magento updates. Sign up to the Magento newsletter to hear when updates are being released. Despite the arrival of Magento 2, Magento 1 is still being maintained to ensure security issues are addressed. Always ensure Magento updates are installed by a competent developer.2. Only use Modules/Extensions from reputable sourcesMagento is a modular platform meaning different aspects...

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GS1 Webinar – Barcodes: The Passport for Your Products

In this webinar we spoke to Lorna Beament, an Industry Engagement Manager at GS1. Lorna joined the team in December 2016 with tons of marketplace experience from Mothercare, Early Learning Centre, Boohoo.com and Dune London. Her role at GS1 is to engage with stakeholders that sit within the marketplace landscape and discover ways to tackle their issues and enable friction free trading. To view our other webinars, click here. WHO are GS1? GS1 is an international, non-profit association that develops global standards aimed at improving supply chain visibility and efficiency. The organisation was first launched in 1974 and it is now the...

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WordPress & Magento Website Security Checks – why are they important?

Providing our clients with fantastic websites is just one part of the value we add into a business - just like your body, a website needs regular health-checks, maintenance and a cuddle here and there!   That's why we offer all of our clients a website security check every month. We have a client that came to us with over 20 websites - Wordpress, Magento, CMS Made Simple and there may even be WooCommerce in the mix somewhere too.  We build one of the sites a few years ago but the other sites were done by a range of agencies and freelancers...

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Top 5 WordPress plugins for any business

We're going to share a little secret with you - when we are doing a Wordpress website design, there are five plug-ins we always install.   They ensure that a site runs quickly, smoothly and reduces the chances of any attacks or security compromises.We asked Javed to run through our Top 5 Wordpress plugins - they are easy to install, and if you need any help, you know where we are - just give us a call. Wordfence Security Security of you're website is imperative, whether it's a standard or eCommerce website. With WordPress being the most popular and worldwide used CMS it without doubt attracts...

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Is your Magento site safe from the Stored XSS vulnerability?

There's a new security vulnerability that has been found with Magento that is pretty severe and security firm Sucuri has summarised the risks: As this is a Stored XSS vulnerability, this issue could be used by attackers to take over your site, create new administrator accounts, steal client informations, anything a legitimate administrator account is allowed to do. There are two ways to resolve this problem - and we'd encourage you to speak to your web hosting company as soon as possible to get this patched up.Here's some interesting reading for you in the Sucuri Blog.If you are stuck or need any help give...

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