Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

PCI Council pushes back TLS 1.0 End of Life Date to June 2018

Tweet On December 15th, the PCI Council updated its date for when TLS 1.0 (an older security protocol used on SSL secure web pages) would be considered obsolete and a PCI violation. Originally, they listed June 30, 2016 as the End of Life (EOL) date for TLS 1.0. They have now extended that deadline to […]

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Passwords – Securing Your Store and Living with a Necessary Evil

Tweet Passwords, just the thought of dealing with them can make people groan. We know they are necessary, like eating right and exercising; but we all cheat when we can. The problem is cheating never leads to good things. While breaking into web sites via passwords is not the most common way of getting in, […]

The Reports of the Magento Core Being Vulnerable are Greatly Exaggerated

Tweet To borrow from Mark Twain’s famous quote “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”… Sucuri, the security company, recently published a blog post, Magento Platform Targeted By Credit Card Scrapers. In this post, the author seemed to indicate that hacks were happening in the wild, and it was unknown how the hackers were […]

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Latest PCI guidelines cause headaches all around

Tweet In April 2015, The PCI Security Standards Council released its latest PCI DSS 3.1 requirements. Included in this document is a small paragraph that has lots of major implications… Note: SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control after June 30, 2016. Prior to this […]

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POODLE SSLv3 Vulnerability – A Recap

Tweet Earlier this month, Google announced the discovery of a potential vulnerability in the SSLv3 protocol that is used in many web servers for secure page delivery. This was hot on the heels of the latest vulnerabilities to be announced, Heartbleed and Shell Shock, both of which were actually major security holes. Why isn’t POODLE […]

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Heartbleed – All LexiConn Servers Patched

Tweet  If you haven’t already seen or heard about Heartbleed, the large vulnerability that affected over half a million trusted websites, here is a synopsis, the status of our servers being patched, and my take on why the sky is NOT falling due to this issue. LexiConn is Safe Once this vulnerability was announced, we […]

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Email – For Your Eyes Only

Tweet Accessing email on a mobile device (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc…), while connected to a public or unsecured wireless network, can lead to your password(s) being intercepted and used by spammers.  To help protect you on these networks, we would recommend configuring mobile devices to use SSL (Secure Socket Layer). The SSL protocol transmits information […]

How to Remove Your Development Site From Google

Tweet There you are, diligently working on your developement / demo account, getting close to launching your brand new ecommerce site. You get an order that doesn’t look right. Upon investigating, you find that the order was not placed through your live site, but was placed on your development site! You quickly search google for […]

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Firefox Web Browser and Its Desire to Force HTTPS

Tweet Ever since Firefox 14 came out (and future versions), typing in a website address may often force the website to load with HTTPS (SSL) instead of the regular website. This can be a real headache for webmasters, as most homepages are not designed to load fully secure (nor should they, as it makes the […]

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What We’ve Been Up To Lately

Tweet All of us here at LexiConn have been keeping ourselves quite busy these past few months. From ecommerce add-ons to new hosting features, and a number of new partnerships, we’ve introduced a slew of features and services. Here’s a breakdown of some of the highlights… ShopSite add-on: Alt Tag Module This free add-on module […]

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