Recently there has been one or two high profile releases of the Magento security patches due to the method to exploit these vulnerabilities being published on the internet for the world to see. Since the one at the beginning of the year my perception now is that store owners are now more aware and alert to the patches that are released, so much so that within hours of the patches being announced I get phone calls asking when the latest will be applied.
I still believe that the majority of stores will still not be protected, this is due to the fact that there must be a lot of stores out there on shared hosting – for whatever reason. The reason being on shared hosting makes it more difficult for store owners to apply the patches. Shared hosting doesn’t tend to allow customers to have SSH access. For those with SSH applying the patches is easy a couple of lines of code and a backup later and its done.
I have applied a lot of different patches across a lot of versions of Magento prices for hosting with SSH start from £25 per patch and are normally completed same day.Read More