Metasploit Basics for Beginners - Exploiting Windows XP (MS08–067) with Metasploit (Kali Linux)  - Part 1

We will be going through the basics of using Metasploit to exploit Windows XP machine using MS08–067 vulnerability in this article. Setup Used for Practicing Metasploit Basics: 1) Install latest version of Virtualbox based on your host o/s from (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) 2) Download and install Kali Linux 2018.2 ISO as Virtualbox VM and set Networking to Bridged mode for this VM.…

OpenCart Secure File/Folder Permissions - 3.x

OpenCart has helped millions of users around the globe to indulge in e-commerce activities. However, maintenance of OpenCart installations is necessary to protect the critical resources from cyber threats. Thus, it is important to ensure that proper OpenCart File Permissions is set such that users can access resources only intended for them. This article will give an overview of File…

Woocommerce Abandoned Cart Plugin exploited

Abandoned Cart Plugin in WooCommerce Abused - Update Immediately  WordPress-based sites are under attack from hackers exploiting an XSS vulnerability in the woocommerce-abandoned-cart plugin to plant backdoors and take over vulnerable sites. The woocommerce-abandoned-cart plugin, allows the owners of WooCommerce sites to track abandoned shopping carts in order to recover those sales. A lack of sanitation on guest user input and…

Woocommerce vs Prestashop comparision

Planning to take your business online? The basic requirements include an eye-catching website and an effortless Content management system(CMS) cut out for an e-commerce website. Well, PrestaShop & WooCommerce are both open-source platforms to build your e-commerce websites on. Hence, the dilemma of choosing one between PrestaShop vs WooCommerce, two leaders of this space can be mind-numbing. So, in this…

Codeigniter or Laravel Website Hacked? Common Vulnerabilities of Codeigniter& Laravel with Fixes

Laravel and Codeigniter are both popular PHP framework used to build websites. Their popularity can also be accredited to the open source nature of the two frameworks. However, the users must understand that deploying sites using these frameworks doesn't make them safe. It is the secure development practices that matter. SQL injection in Codeigniter and SQL injection in Laravel are…

Cloudways Hosting Giveaway Worth $200. Participate and Win!

Enter and Win the Giveaway! Cloudways Hosting Giveaway worth $200 Cloudways - Managed Cloud Hosting for Everyone Cloudways is a managed cloud hosting platform for digital agencies, e-commerce stores, web developers, designers, bloggers, and freelancers. It is a well-known provider when it comes to offering top-notch services and features, 24/7 expert support, and the active community that is always ready…

Imagine you are taking a stroll in your neighborhood and you notice that backdoor of one of your neighbor is wide open. You being the good Samaritan would ring their bell and tell them, right? I know you will. You will do this because you know that the world is not all sunshine and rainbows and there are chances of…

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