PayPal notification to update your integration to support certificates using the SHA-256 algorithm.

Many of our customers will have received notifications from PayPal that SHA-1 won’t be support anymore, and to update your integration to support certificates using the SHA-256 algorithm. SHA-1 is a 22 year old cryptographic algorithm that is being threatened by increases in computing power. SHA-256 uses a stronger algorithm with 256-bit hash values. All […]

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LiteSpeed is The World’s First Web Server to Offer HTTP/2 Support

HTTP/2 contains a number of advances that will allow the internet not only to be faster but also safer than ever by implementing: Google, SPDY and Browser Support The most important aspect of the web’s new protocol was Google’s announcement to drop support for  SPDY in favour of HTTP/2. By adopting HTTP/2, Google has opened […]

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JetPack and TwentyFifteen Vulnerable to DOM-based XSS

Any WordPress Plugin or theme that leverages the genericons package is vulnerable to a DOM-based Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to an insecure file included with genericons. The JetPack plugin (reported to have over 1 million active installs) and the TwentyFifteen theme (installed by default) are found to be vulnerable. The exact count is difficult to measure, but […]

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New Magento SUPEE-5994 Security Patch

A second security issue has been announced by Magento SUPEE-5994 (14th May 2015) as part of their ongoing commitment to excellence in platform security and performance. This patch needs to be applied to ALL versions of Magento Community. All of our clients will have received an email this morning with links to relevant literature including […]

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Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.2 and Community Edition 1.9.2

Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14.2 and Community Edition 1.9.2 has been released giving users even more power to accelerate their growth through enhanced merchandising tools and deeper business insights. Key new features include: New automated product category sorting capabilities for Enterprise Edition that make merchandising faster and consistently highlight top performing and profitable products. Integration of […]

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Recent Critical Magento Security Patch Warnings (Shoplift SUPEE-5344)

A few of our customers might have received an email last evening (16 Apr 2015) about the latest patches available for your Magneto installation. The subject of the email must have been something by the lines – Critical Reminder: Download and install Magento security patches. You might also have noticed a warning in your Magento […]

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Use a Gravatar to personalise your account

SimpleServers new backend makes use of a Gravatar (http://en.gravatar.com). This would mean, if you have a Gravatar set up at WordPress.com, you’ll be able to use it here with us, and we can see each other on your ticket threads. As you’d already know, an “avatar” is an image that represents you online – a […]

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Google Consider Penalising Website Owners Without SSL

Google have proposed to display a warning on websites using the Chrome browser that do not use HTTPS (SSL). Security experts broadly welcomed this proposal but said it may cause confusion initially. Encrypted Data In talks between Chrome and Google developers it has been said they were surprised that this was not already a feature […]

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Magento Community 1.9.1 Released

We are excited  to report that Magento Community Edition 1.9.1 has been released! It offers  a new set of features that help create compelling shopping experiences across multiple devices. Magento Community Edition 1.9.1 includes the following new features: Configurable swatches enable merchants to show off a range of product attributes, such as colors, fabrics, or […]

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What is the Shellshock Bash bug?

By now you may have heard about a new bug found in the Bash shell. This bug, nick named “Shellshock”, affects the Unix command shell “Bash,” which happens to be one of the most common applications in those systems. This vulnerability affects the shell known as Bash (Bourne Again SHell), which is installed on *Nix […]

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