16 March, 2019 at 11:49 am #42165
I just got a mail from paypal. Should i ignore it?
I could not reach you by phone. I look after your PayPal account and I noticed that you are still running on a very old interface.
This would have to be changed to the current API interface.
As part of our security work, we are currently asking our retailers to switch to the most up-to-date interface from PayPal, with the aim of reducing the HTML interface in the future, as it has in the past revealed security holes and is no longer being developed further.
The integration of the API interface runs under the name “PayPal Express”. https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-gateway-paypal-checkout/
For you and the end customer the payment process remains as it is currently. However, the webshop would run API-based in this case, which is demonstrably more secure and leads to fewer buy-outs.
If you have any questions regarding the change, feel free to contact me.16 March, 2019 at 12:02 pm #42166
>I just got a mail from paypal.
no, you did not. all you did was get some rubbish from people that want to rip you off
should have been perfectly clear when they were referencing woocommerce to start off with – unless you are using woocommerce of course, but then I suspect you would have contacted woocommerce I would think.
Not to mention the “I could not reach you by phone…” and pretty much the whole rest of that email16 March, 2019 at 12:15 pm #42167
“Warning from paypal custommer service” is also a misleading topic . nowhere in that email is anyone saying they are from paypal or paypal customer service (legally that would probably be misrepresentation or whatnot – i’m not a lawyer – and lead to jailterms if caught)
sure , if you give them access to your paypal account they will be “looking after your account” , but not in the way you want them to , i can assure you
Generally speaking though, if you are worried about things, contact paypal directly (and don’t reply to those emails, but literally pick up the phone or go to their website and contact them there)
Same applies to anything else along these lines; paypal , stripe or whatever other payment gateway or accounts you use/have
And last but not least: I really am the wrong person here to contact for this sort of thing. I am not a security researcher or advisor. Actions you take regarding emails you receive are really your responsibility.
The above is my take on things as I see it from the information you provided and I am happy to give you my thoughts on this
BUT, the security of your paypal (or any other) account lies with you. I am not responsible for the actions you do or do not take (Just want to make this clear)16 March, 2019 at 12:17 pm #42168
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