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Protecting Your Magento Store From eCommerce Fraud

April 11, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Fraud has always been a problem for online retailers, but since the introduction of more secure credit cards in the last few years, much offline retail fraud has moved online. Magento retailers can’t afford to ignore the ever-present risk of fraud, whether it’s the dedicated efforts of criminals gangs with stolen identities or the less predictable casual fraudster who orders products with every intention of initiating a chargeback and keeping the goods. Read more

Posted in: Magento

What Is FOSTA and How Is It Changing Online Legislation?

April 10, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Last month saw FOSTA (the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) pass through the US Senate. Despite having important implications for online businesses and communities, the new bill managed to pass through relatively unnoticed. The bill’s proposed changes to online rules and regulations aim to reduce sex trafficking online, but have been met with mixed opinion. Read more

Posted in: General, Nexcess

Using WordPress As Your Front-End Application’s Content API

April 9, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Most content websites use a content management system like WordPress to generate web pages on the server before sending them to the browser. There are advantages to this approach: generating pages on the server asks little of the web browser; the business logic of the application is located in one place, rather than spread across the server and the client; and search engine crawlers are well-equipped to deal with HTML: even modern crawlers may have problems with Single Page Applications (SPAs). Read more

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Reducing Abandoned Carts On Your WooCommerce Store

April 6, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

reducing-abandoned-carts-on-your-woocommerce-storeLast year, the Baymard Institute published a fascinating list of eCommerce cart abandonment rates. The average rate of cart abandonment reported by the study is just shy of 70%. According to Statista, abandonment rates in the second quarter of 2017 were 77.3% averaged across eCommerce sectors. Most reports on the subject report cart abandonment rates somewhere between 65% and 80% depending on the sector and the time of year.

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Nexcess Live in Las Vegas

April 5, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

The end of April is less than a month away, which means one of Las Vegas’s most highly anticipated eCommerce conferences is just on the horizon.

That’s right, Nexcess Live is less than a month away. Join us for some exceptional eCommerce support and 4 days of luxury, opulence, and Vegas: the Nexcess way. Read more

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Reason for Incident Report – April 5, 2018

On March 27 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m. eastern standard time (EST), an issue with our DNS management system pushed invalid records to our DNS service providers. Due to this issue, any sites using our name servers experienced intermittent resolution problems. This affected nexcess.net, the Client Portal, and other internal domains. Read more

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What Is Cryptomining Malware?

April 2, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

what-is-cryptomining-malwareCryptomining malware is a new form of malware that uses the resources of compromised servers and hosting accounts to generate cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin. Before a coin can be created, miners have to demonstrate “proof of work,” which involves computationally intensive mathematical operations. Legitimate miners buy powerful computers to do the hard work, but criminals use malware-infected machines. Read more

Posted in: Security