Google Trusted Stores Being Retired

Google Trusted Stores Being Retired

Google Trusted Stores is being retired and replaced with Customer Reviews. Already the Trusted Stores badge has been automatically replaced with the review ranking. Sites need to now remove the checkout code before it ceases to operate in 2018. […] Read more

When Hacking Goes Beyond Your Site

When Hacking Goes Beyond Your Site

A recent fallout of WordPress hacks has highlighted a growing hijack trend in terms of the tools that can monitor them. If you have a blog attached to your store make sure you control who has access to your webtool accounts and analytics. It could be the hacker. And if by chance and fateful insecurity, your registry login can be comprised watch out for site kipnapping … […] Read more

PayPal New User Agreement

PayPal New User Agreement

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

Cross Border Shoppers Favor PayPal

Cross Border Shoppers Favor PayPal

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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Simple Site Security

Simple Site Security

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