In the past, there were many concerns about the transparency of the program.
UPDATE Nearly 2000 Magento stores got hacked over the weekend, which is – by far – the largest automated campaign to date. Malware loader: mcdnn[.]net. Exfil: imags[.]pwhttps://t.co/7wI94drIfw pic.twitter.com/VK8EqSPtFI
However, FedEx, for example, expects from 5 to 8% delivery volumes growth this year, which leaves a valid concern about holiday season delivery capacity — when we have a huge number of orders and customers expect them to be delivered in time.
- [Merchant] No ordinary moment
- [Merchant] IKEA’s [not only] e-comm challenge
- [Merchant] Will you deliver [in time]?
- [Merchant] Get ready for new
- [Security] Massive Magento 1 attack
- [Security] Enhanced Security Scan Tool
- [Security] Carding attack – Magento 2.3
- [Community] Magento Masters is now Magento Commerce Champions
- [Community] Adobe Tech Blog
- [Community] New Product Recommendations type is coming
- [Community] Interview with Magento Community Engineering Maintainer
- [Community] Mental health day 2020
- [Community] Understanding ADA Compliance
- [Community] Get ready to meet the community – MageConf 2020
- [Technical] Magento 2.3.x support is extended
- [Technical] Magento B2B – Order Approval flows
- [Technical] Magento 2 extension for Imgix
- [Technical] Working with Docker on Windows 10
- Upcoming events
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No ordinary moment
– Oct 23-24th – Contribution Day & MageCONF 2020, Online
– Oct 27th – Meet Magento Poland 2020, Online
– Oct 30th – Meet Magento New York 2020, Online
– Apr 13–15th, 2021 – Adobe Summit 2021, Online
IKEA’s [not only] e-comm challenge
Starting on Friday, September 11th and following into the weekend and following week, 2806 Magento 1 stores were hacked, which is 3% of total install base.
At the same time when Magento 1 is facing major security challenges, Adobe is investing heavily in Magento 2 security.
Will you deliver [in time]?
Merchants using Magento 2.3.x and Braintree are facing continuous carding attacks. This thread should help you design the solution. You should also reach out to your system integrator, in case any help is needed.
Product Recommendations powered by Adobe Sensei is a huge deal, as this solution provides AI product recommendations for Magento Commerce customers for free.
Moreover, Black Friday [and other holidays’] doorbusters are not gone, but replaced by digital equivalents. We already saw this during the launch of next-gen consoles, and retailers have to figure out how to deal with these kinds of situations.
The massive and automated hacking of several thousands of Magento 1 stores in September 2020, got code name “Cardbleed” by Sansec to differentiate with other campaigns.
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Atwix is an active contributor to Magento. Now we decided to get the community closer with its heroes — we started with Magento Community Maintainers. Meet the interview with Vlad Veselov and learn what he got to share.
In order to accelerate its B2B roadmap, Adobe has agreed to acquire Accorin’s order approval technology, which allowed Magento B2B to add order approval in Magento B2B 2.4.0.
– [Fastcompany] Ikea’s e-commerce was already pretty bad. During COVID-19, it absolutely fell apart
– [eTail] IKEA is Finally Taking Ecommerce Seriously.
Get ready for new
– [Walmart] Walmart Plus
– [Tom’s Guide] Walmart Plus — Everything you need to know
– [Market] Walmart’s E-Commerce Explosion, by the Numbers
– [Forbes] Amazon Has Finally Met Its Match
Adobe Tech Blog on Medium is a resource providing information for all kinds of developers and other professionals working with Adobe apps. Make sure to explore it.
The Sansec, early breach detection system, detected 1904 distinct Magento stores with a unique keylogger (skimmer) on the Magento one step checkout.
Massive Magento 1 attack
Currently in Beta
– [Sansec] Cardbleed: a massive Magento1 hack
— Sansec (@sansecio) September 14, 2020
– [Magento DevBlog] PHP 7.4 support for Magento 2.3.x release line
We are testing a new type of @AdobeSensei AI for @magento Product Recommendations. Visual AI will find and recommend products from the catalog that are most visually similar to a product on PDP.
For those like us in e-commerce, the holiday season is now well underway. Add to the normal seasonal sprint a global pandemic that continues to upend life and business as we know it. We will not only get through it all. We will help each other, study and learn, and adapt and innovate…like we always do.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Adobe issued an article on understanding the importance of ADA compliance for e-commerce.
Enhanced Security Scan Tool
The visual similarity recommendation type suggests similar-looking products. This recommendation type is most useful where images and visual aspects of the products are important parts of the shopping experience, like fashion and apparel.
– [Elsevier] Accessibility Checklist
– [Wave] Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
See you in a month!
— Magento Commerce (@magento) September 18, 2020
– Atwix MageNews – September 2020
– Atwix MageNews – August 2020
– Atwix MageNews – Archive
Being the new editor of Atwix’s monthly news digest — MageNews — is a great honor and responsibility. My hope is to build on the practical value my predecessor delivered. Our goal remains the same — to monitor and surface key drivers and highlights taking place in our incredible Magento ecosystem. We look to provide MageNews in an easy to read format. Ultimately, we want to further community knowledge and engagement by helping inform developers, merchants, and partners across the Magento world.
Carding attack – Magento 2.3
– [Magento Association] Magento 2 B2B Order Approval Workflows
During the holiday season this year it is not only important to beat the sales goals, but also to think long term and make sure you deliver on all of your customers’ expectations and your relationships with them are not messed up for the future.
Magento Masters is now Magento Commerce Champions
Magento Masters program is evolving and for good. It should be now possible to submit an application and it seems like the process going to be more transparent. We look forward to the application announcement and more details.
Now, Adobe is testing new – visual based – recommendations.
— Magento Commerce (@magento) September 28, 2020
– Start the holiday sales early and provide “best price guarantee”, so customers will not wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get the best deals and your delivery will not be overloaded;
– Manage customer expectations — provide realistic delivery dates for the holiday season;
– Make sure to meet all obligations to sustain better long-term relationships.
Adobe Tech Blog
When the average cost of a data breach is nearly million, it pays to plan ahead. See what the Magento Security Scan tool can do to thwart digital skimming. And the best part? It’s free. https://t.co/3qQim5d5DN
New Product Recommendations type is coming
IKEA is struggling to adapt to the new reality, when e-commerce is the main channel. Traditionally, the company was relying on physical store experiences — customers were even rewarded to visit stores offline and ikea.com was a secondary channel. The COVID-19 pandemic changed that. Now, as physical experiences should be replaced with e-commerce ones, this becomes a challenge — IKEA is facing difficulties in processing online orders as well as in securing curbside pickup slots and uncertainty about when or if home delivery orders would arrive.
Merchants can now get access to 17,000 security tests to help identify potential malware on their webstores.
Imgix is an Open Source service that allows you to optimize your images for different devices. For example, a low-resolution image will be delivered to the devices with 720p screens and a high-resolution image will only be delivered to Retina laptops. That results in better overall performance, as the UX is optimized for each and every device.Carding (credit card stuffing or card verification) — is a web security threat in which attackers use multiple, parallel attempts to authorize stolen credit card credentials on the store. The objective of carding is to identify which card numbers or details can be used to perform purchases. Also, as a side result, the store is underperforming during the attack.We would like to remind that the main trigger for this kind of attacks to target your store is outdated software, such as Magento 1. We strongly recommend updating as soon as possible. Atwix provides Express Packages services for its clients, to migrate to Magento 2 with minimum time and cost needed.
— Misha Kotov (@mish_capish) September 9, 2020
Your business was built to serve all customers, but was your website? Whether a customer’s disability prevents them from typing, clicking a mouse, or seeing content, this article will help you deliver better user experiences and meet ADA compliance. https://t.co/a9rNPge6YJ
Interview with Magento Community Engineering Maintainer
DMs open to work with SIs/merchantshttps://t.co/hQsm7KirEc
We recommend retailers to think about the following advice:
Mental health day 2020
Adobe and Sansec came together to introduce a new enhanced security scan tool.
The importance of personal mental health has never been stronger.
Look after you first. As otherwise you can’t be helpful to others.
Take breaks, weekends, vacation time. Switch off.
And don’t beat yourself up. Or feel the need to always look head on.
We will get there.
— Karen Baker (@wsakaren) September 28, 2020
Understanding ADA Compliance
– [ModernRetail] E-commerce companies are bracing for more shipping delays over the holidays
– [Yotpo] 10 Black Friday Strategies to Use Right Now
– [Atwix] Prepare Your Online Store for Holiday Season 2020
– [CSA] The holidays are coming early – is your enterprise ready?
October 10th, 2020 was claimed as an international mental health day. But it’s not about one day, it’s about taking care of yourself and others every day. Be kind, speak up, and be well.
— Magento Commerce (@magento) September 14, 2020
The #MagentoMasters program is evolving into the Magento Commerce Champions program! Stay tuned for application details. #MagentoCommerceChamps #AdobeDevelopers #DevExchange pic.twitter.com/KLYxQBp34o
– [Magento] Secure Your Storefront With the Enhanced Magento Security Scan Tool
Get ready to meet the community – MageCONF 2020
– [Retailgeek] Jason & Scot Show Episode 238 Holiday Shipageddon
Magento 2.3.x support is extended
Welcome to the 21st edition of MageNews. 🎃
As a merchant, you should be ready to shift your attention to other, different marketplaces.
We are extending #Magento 2.3.x support through April 2022. PHP 7.4 support is coming for #Magento 2.3 next year. More here – https://t.co/bxoMdNdZfh #Adobe
— Max (@maksek_ua) September 23, 2020
– [Magento] Understanding ADA Compliance and How It Relates to eCommerce Websites
Magento B2B – Order Approval flows
Companies are heavily investing in their e-commerce and the most conservative estimates of e-commerce growth in the US are around 18%, in some cases 25% and up to 35% this year.
As any industry [and not only], e-commerce, is benefiting from diversity. Walmart’s e-commerce was emerging threat for Amazon over the last couple of years, but even more now. Walmart’s online sales grew in the second quarter of 2020 by 97%, compared to the same period last year, and with the launch of Walmart Plus the situation on the market may be changed even more significantly and not in Amazon’s favor. The service offers subscribers in-store and online benefits, such as unlimited free delivery and fuel discounts from selected gas stations.
Magento 2 extension for Imgix
Atwix CTO Yaroslav is sharing his experience working with Docker on Windows 10.
There are many solutions utilizing this or a similar approach. One of the recent ones we spotted is this open-source — Imgix on Magento 2 store. It might help you to optimize your store before the holidays.
Working with Docker on Windows 10
– Alex Lunkov
Vlad’s expertise and attitude are motivating to the entire community. He is energetic and his thought process is well-structured. The combination of these qualities multiplied by his diverse projects expertise results in high-quality work.
The biggest technical Magento conference in the world is happening on October 24th and prior to this, on October 23rd there will be Contribution Day — 24 Hours of Coding Marathon. Atwix organizes both events and would be glad to see you there. Make sure to register and have a chance to meet your beloved community.
For compliance reasons, all merchants should upgrade to PHP 7.4 before December 2021 — even those still using Magento 2.3
Magento 2.3.x release line will be supported for an additional three months — through April 2022. Support for PHP 7.3 ends in December 2021, Adobe will be introducing PHP 7.4 compatibility in Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source 2.3.7 in May 2021.