Magento gets sold again

Magento gets sold again

Adobe Systems Inc. has agreed to buy Magento for $1.68 billion, in a bid to capture a bigger slice of the digital-commerce industry from Salesforce.com Inc. and Oracle Corp. Where does that leave the future of its open source? […] Read more

Are you ready for GDPR?

Are you ready for GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May 2018. A lot of US based small eCommerce operations are ignoring GDPR in the belief that being small means it does not impact them.  Whether or not it does, this is a good time to review not only how you handle customer data but who handles it. […] Read more

Magento Credit Card Hack

Magento Credit Card Hack

Yes once again Magento is being targetted for credit card fraud. According to Flashpoint, “attackers who are using brute-force password attacks to access administration panels to scrape credit card numbers and install malware that mines cryptocurrency.”

Why you ask?  Well the stealing credit card is obvious but the mining?  Well  Magento has a big footprint in terms of hosting needs and so does cryptocurrency mining.  So what better way than to steal that power from someone else.  Bit like “sharing”  your neighbor’s cable TV link. But not as innocuous.

But don’t worry too much.  Their efforts are simply brute-force attacks using common and known […] Read more

osCommerce Then and Now

osCommerce Then and Now

osCommerce, once the light of open source eCommerce, has been dogged with rumors of its demise which started with the initial release of Magento. A clever marketing campaign, perhaps on the part of Varien to steal market share, it has re-emerged from time to time. No having release every couple of months was actually a good thing. It meant there were no defects. However with the announcement of the development of 2.4 and the passing of the original release date of August 2017, the question arises again albeit this time legitimately. Is there a future in osCommerce? […] Read more