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Message for Sellers Using Zen Cart Shopping Cart

Merchants who use the popular shopping cart Zen Cart received some serious news this week. A security firm issued an alert on Wednesday warning of a serious vulnerability that could be exploited by hackers.

On Thanksgiving Day, Zen Cart issued a patch. “While it’s never pleasant to report about security problems, today we are announcing a few patches which should be applied to your Zen Cart store.”

EcommerceBytes heard about the problem from ShipRush, which issued a blog warning to its users on Thursday, which we tweeted right away. (Another reason to follow us on Twitter.)

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ShipRush’s public service announcement warned users to make full backups that you take off site.

Since then, Zen Cart issued a patch and issued other security updates as well, which you can read about on this page.

High-Tech Bridge was the company that identified the vulnerability and warned Zen Cart.

It’s a good reminder to keep your site backed up and to keep an eye out for security patches.

Clarification: ShipRush recommended sellers “Make full backups, that you take off site, every day until this issue is resolved.”

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. Send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.


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