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We keep our clients protected! WooCommerce urgent update.

woocommerce urgent update

As some of you may know earlier this week (13.7.2021) the biggest WordPress e-commerce plugin – WooCommerce & WooCommerce Blocks plugin was exposed to vulnerability, according to the information that software creators – Automatic, provided.

What is this breach causing?

The investigation that Automatic initiated still has no results but their team works hard to find out what data has been compromised and how this can affect site owners. You can keep track on their official news page for any future updates and information regarding the breach.

What measures have been taken?

All websites hosted on WordPress.com were automatically updated to WooCommerce latest version. The team behind WooCommerce works on automatically updating all websites, hosted on dedicated servers.

What did we do for our clients?

The security of our customers is among our top priorities. The moment we learned about the vulnerability in the WooCommerce software we did an urgent update as follows:

  • updated the plugin to version 5.5.1 where it was possible to do that through the WordPress dashboard
  • updated the plugin manually through FTP as for the purpose we downloaded the latest version from the release branch
  • 24/7 monitoring on each of our client’s sites 

Still, WooCommerce is the best e-commerce solution when it comes to CMS

As WordPress and WooCommerce lovers, we can say for sure that the plugin is still the best option when it comes to e-commerce. Breaches like this are uncommon, but unfortunately sometimes happen. The dedication of Automatic team is incredible and we are sure that following all prescriptions and updating the software to its latest version will prevent any vulnerability issues.

ADS team encourages you to check the version of both WooCommerce and WooCommerce Blocks you have on your website and to update it immediately. And remember – if you have any issues with the updating process – do not hesitate to reach us 🙂

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Petya Petkova
https://acceleratedesignstudio.com

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