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Tens of Thousands of E-Commerce Sites at Heightened Security Risk

Admin Globaldots
23.11.2018
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Report delivered at Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council meeting flags issues in deployments of Magento, a popular e-commerce platform.

Magento is a popular e-commerce platform, used by nearly 74,000 web sites in North America alone. And according to new research, 79% of them are at heightened risk from cyber criminals.

Researchers at Foregenix analyzed more than 170,000 Magento websites and found that 90% of those using Magento 1 are at this heightened risk, while roughly 30% of those with Magento 2 are at the elevated risk level.

The heightened risk comes from unpatched vulnerabilities, including 2.3% of all the Magento websites that have not yet patched for Magento Shoplift, a vulnerability that was disclosed (and a patch made available for) in January of 2015. Foregenix delivered the results of their research in October at the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council European Community Meeting in London.

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