woocommerce vulnerability

Critical Vulnerability Detected in WooCommerce

On July 13, 2021 (just two days ago) a critical vulnerability was discovered on sites using WooCommerce.

WooCommerce is one of the major leading online shopping platforms in the world. If your site is built with WordPress and you are running an online store and accepting payments, chances are you are using WooCommerce!

What Does This Mean For You?

If you are hosting with us (Skillful Antics) then you don’t have to do anything. Included in all of our hosting plans are manual updates. Each month we update plugins, databases, themes, etc. to ensure your site remains up to date and security vulnerabilities like this are addressed.

When critical updates like this occur, we update them immediately!  So no worry – by the time you read this article your site has been updated!

What If I Don’t Host With Skillful Antics?

  • Step 1: Great question. You should stop what you are doing, log into your WordPress website, and manually update WooCommerce to version 5.5.1 (or the highest number possible in your release branch.)
  • Step 2: Make sure you install and configure a reputable WordPress Security Plugin that removes default users, blocks brute force logins, products your customers, and more. (We do this for you when hosting with us).
  • Step 3: Setup website monitoring and receive notifications if the site finds malware, goes down for an extended period of time, and more. (We do this for you when hosting with us).

Don’t Want To Worry Any Longer?

Even if we didn’t build your WordPress website, we can still host it. Learn more about our amazing WordPress Hosting, what it includes, and compare us to others. You’ll find out we’re about 8x faster than shared hosting, always keep your website up to date, and if anything does happen – we fix it at no cost!!

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