With Magento 1 reaching end-of-life (EOL) on Tuesday, Adobe is making a last-ditch effort to urge the 100,000 online stores still running the outdated version to migrate to Magento 2. Magento is a popular, Adobe-owned open-source e-commerce platform that powers many online shops. After June 30 (Tuesday of this week), Adobe is pulling the plug on security fixes for Magento Commerce 1.14 and Magento Open Source 1 (formerly known as Enterprise Edition and Community Edition, respectively). E-commerce merchants must migrate to Magento 2, which was released five years ago. “Thousands of merchants have already migrated to Magento 2,” according to a recent Magento update. “It is the best solution for growing businesses to succeed and thrive in digital commerce. Magento 2 offers a wealth of built-in features that are not available in Magento 1, plus infrastructure that is easier to maintain and support.” With the number of active users of Magento 1 still topping 100,000, the looming EOL date opens up various cybersecurity issues. The Magecart cybergang, which has previously targeted the platform in order to inject card-skimming scripts onto checkout pages, is the biggest concern for security researchers. And security holes continue to pop up in the platform – Just last week Adobe issued fixes for critical- and important-severity flaws in Magento 22.214.171.124 and earlier versions, warning that the security update was the final one for Magento 1. As of Tuesday, e-commerce sites using the…
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