Author Topic: The risks of a CMS that "calls home"  (Read 2356 times)

Offline PurpleEdge

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The risks of a CMS that "calls home"
« on: August 25, 2011, 01:34:01 AM »
I use WordPress sometimes and I was impressed by how it "calls home" to get the latest news and updates from the wordpress site.

I also use Prestashop which does the same thing, and yesterday they paid the penalty for this feature...

http://www.prestashop.com/forums/topic/126114-please-read-security-procedure/


...you can never be too vigilant!

Offline Xagone

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Re: The risks of a CMS that "calls home"
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 04:54:32 PM »
A CMS/Online Apps should NEVER as default "call home" except to register (for non-free)

this is a critical error, even worst for a shopping cart!
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