Posts By Shikhil Sharma

WordPress is a democratic revolution when it comes to creating and hosting content. This has led to a massive upsurge in its popularity. According to the official WordPress website, it powers around 32% of internet sites. However, at times various WP sites are compromised due to attacks like the wp-config.php hack. Nevertheless, the popularity of WordPress is because of it's…

Tips to secure OpenCart on BlackFriday CyberMonday

Sales like BlackFriday, Thanksgiving and other ones have become a huge hit with coming of e-commerce. Billions of dollars are spent within a few days time during thanksgiving period on online shopping. You've prepared your OpenCart store well for the sales. Made sure that every product is in stock, coupon codes are ready and marketing is in full swings. However,…

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Malware attacks are bad! They bring your business to a stand still and cause a loss money, reputation and even customers. Usually business owners only start caring about malware after they get infected with it. As they say everyone feels secure until they get hacked, and they haven't got hacked until now because a hacker didn't try. Once infected, it…

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Thanksgiving sales have become a big hit online. Customers get to see multiple brands and browse amazing offers just by clicking a few buttons. Most importantly, no more standing in queues and hopping stores. For businesses too, this entire online thanksgiving sales have opened new set of opportunities. For website/app owners with this ease of running sales online comes a…

Magento Amasty RMA Plugin

About Amasty RMA Extension Vulnerabilities During a security audit engagement with a client using Magento, our engineers discovered a few critical vulnerabilities in Amasty RMA extension. The first vulnerability allows a hacker to upload malicious files on the server. Since php files can also be uploaded, a hacker can easily upload malicious shells like c99, r57, anishell etc to the…

OpenCart Magento Malware Infections

Last week was quite a busy one for our team. We tackled a number of website hack cases. A number of instances were of malware infections, websites getting blacklisted by Google and even getting defaced by hackers. Statistically, majority of these cases were from OpenCart followed by Magento. The top three OpenCart & Magento malware infections/attack vectors found were: The…

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Since last few days we have been getting a number of queries on our email/website chat regarding how Astra works with SiteLock & CloudFlare. To answer the question in one line: Here's a small explanation of how Astra fits with each of the services above: Astra & SiteLock: Since last month or so, we started to get queries which were…

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