Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

Your Website Should Be All SSL, All the Time

Tweet We recently updated our website to use SSL (i.e. the green secure padlock) on all pages. It took a bit of work, but is worth it for many reasons I’ll explain below. It is something you should seriously consider for your website as well. Google likes secure websites Back in August of 2014, Google […]

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Don’t Mistake Silence For Inactivity

Tweet Although we haven’t posted to the blog in a bit, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy behind the scenes. Quite the opposite! Here are a few things we’ve been busy working on lately…   Upcoming TLS 1.0 End of Life Preps (PCI related) I’m actually quite shocked this isn’t a much bigger issue […]

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PCI, TLS 1.2, and the Upcoming Deadlines for Ecommerce Stores

Tweet As we discussed in a previous PCI blog post, the PCI council has pushed back the date for ending support for TLS 1.0 to June 30, 2018. However, many ecommerce related services are still going forward with removing support for TLS 1.0 this year. What does this mean for ecommerce merchants? Confusion abounds We’ve […]

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Please, Please Patch Your Magento Store

Tweet Here at LexiConn, we help migrate a number of Magento stores over to us from other hosting providers. We’ve noticed an alarming trend that many of these stores are not fully updated with the latest security patches released by Magento. More alarmingly is that a good portion of these stores often have hacked files, […]

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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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