PayPal has updated its user agreement and hidden inside is a “discouragement” clause forcing site owners to promote PayPal equally with other payment options. So even if you prefer customers use another credit card gateway or even accept checks you cannot indicate this preference without being in breach of your agreement. Sounds petty to be sure. […] Read more
According to eMarketer, more than 40% of online shoppers ordering from across a border, prefer using PayPal as opposed to other payment methods due of the level of perceived security.
But borders aside overall, credit cards are still seen as the most secure method of payment given the fraud protection benefits not offered to debit cards.
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A new Magento hack which steals credit card data on checkout has been detected. Unlike other hacks it uses a Magento extension using database triggers to check and reinstall itself if components have been detected and removed. So how do you detect and/or get rid of it? […] Read more
There are a lot of tools out there to secure a website whether it be written in osCommerce, WordPress or Magento. Some are free and some are paid. Some are simple and many are getting very complex.
The most simple thing you can do is monitor changes to your site files. To do that you do not need any tools other than a simple cron job which will check for file changes and notify you via email. So for micro business owners this is often the way to go. Use it alone or in conjunction with other tools. Simply decide how often to […] Read more