Magento SUPEE-10266 and New Versions: Update Immediately

Magento, one of the most favored e-commerce platforms, is often a target for cyber-criminals. Its huge popularity owes to its strict security practices, a timely update of system core and immediate fixes to security issues. Magento's latest security update contains multiple security enhancements. These updates relate to the Magento Open Source (formerly Community Edition) and Magento Commerce (formerly Enterprise Edition).…

Wordpress, the juggernaut CMS powering more than 1 billion websites, most notable ones being Techcrunch, The New Yorker, Sony, and MTV among many other, is not devoid of vulnerabilities when it comes to website security. Recently, one of its most popular plugins, WP Statistics, was deemed as flawed, rendering nearly 300,000 websites open to exploitation by attackers online. The plugin WP Statistics has…

TED is a nonprofit organization spreading great ideas. TED works with the tagline, " Ideas worth spreading". Since its start, TED has been renowned with the inclusion of subject expert speakers with groundbreaking and Eye-opening ideas revolutionalising our thought process. Astra brings you the collection of 5 best TED Talks on the topic of Cyber Security. Why I teach people…

Powering nearly 75 million websites globally and deemed as the most favorable CMS platform of all, Wordpress is widely used by most online retailers and entrepreneurs when it comes to conducting online business. The popularity splurges as the CMS adheres to a ready-to-use, SEO friendly and mobile compatible templates. A plethora of Wordpress plugins are available today, which carries out…

2017 has been the year of cyber attacks. From the infamous Petya ransomware attack, the havoc wreaking WannaCry attack and the Magecart payment stealing scam, the number of data breaches and information theft is escalating more than before. On one hand, while companies and financial institutions are worse at keeping sensitive information safe, hackers are developing unprecedented techniques to conduct…

The importance of privacy was recognized from archaic times when in 300 B.C. when Aristotle differentiated the public and private sphere of one's life. Fast forward to the current era of connected devices and internetworked technologies, making it difficult to keep the private information actually private. Most of the times we end up sharing crucial information on the internet, which…

When it comes to empowering retailers and brands, Magento is one of the most widely used e-commerce platforms. However, with great power comes greater responsibility of adhering to security practices for safe e-commerce businesses. On the contrary, Magento is one of the highest targeted e-commerce platforms for credit card fraud and user credential theft, with a staggering 62% of stores…

3 Most Common Vulnerabilities found in Joomla

Award winning CMS Joomla is a popular choice for many businesses. Owing to its large user base, this CMS regularly encounters a wide-range of security related issues. In this article, we discuss 3 of the most common vulnerabilities encountered in various Joomla versions in the  past. 1. SQL Injection Vulnerability Recently, Joomla 3.7 became victim to an SQL Injection Vulnerability: CVE-2017-8917. Easily…

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