Posts By Vikas Kundu

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…

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…

OpenCart Admin Panel Compromised - Symptoms, Vulnerabilities & Fixes

OpenCart is a boon for e-commerce startups looking for a free and open source solution. Its widespread popularity can be attributed to the fact that OpenCart is highly customizable and offers a wide range of extension and modules. However, multiple vulnerabilities have been uncovered in OpenCart, some of which even affect the OpenCart core. Due to this, OpenCart installations around…

Magento Admin Panel Hacked

Magento has contributed to the growth of e-commerce over the internet. Available as both free (community edition) and paid (enterprise edition) version, Magento is spearheading the open source e-commerce software market. Magento 2 has been rolled out for quite some time and features some drastic security and performance updates. However, most sites are unlikely to update to the new version…

Magento Hacked: Symptoms, Causes & Fixes

Magento is an open source e-commerce software that was designed to make it easier for everyday sellers to conduct online operations. Magento has a big presence in countries like Australia where it powers a large portion of e-commerce space. However, some severe vulnerabilities were reported in the software for which the company had to roll out a bundle of new…

Admin Password Compromised and Credit Card Details Sent to Hacker Email - OpenCart, Magento & Prestashop

OpenCart, Magento and Prestashop are free and open source solutions for managing e-commerce operations. Whether you are a startup or an established brand, with its 13000+ modules, OpenCart has something for everyone. Also, OpenCart is constantly trying to increase the client experience and has even partnered on a pilot project with Google. However, popularity also attracts some unwanted attention of…

WordPress Account Suspended Because of Malware. How to Fix Account Suspension by Host?

Hosting multiple sites has become easy in the age of cloud computing. Cloud hosting saves precious hardware and maintenance resources. When it comes to software, open source CMS like WordPress have made it hassle-free to maintain a website. Harnessing the power of both WordPress and Cloud hosting can benefit the users in the longer run. The businesses can run entire…

Joomla Malware Redirect Hack - How To Detect & Fix It

Joomla adds convenience to the everyday mundane tasks of managing a site. Powered by the open source community, this CMS is user-friendly. Joomla is also popular due to the wide variety of extensions it offers. Multiple vulnerabilities have been uncovered in Joomla this year. These ranges from Joomla XSS, File intrusion to Joomla SQL injection etc. These vulnerabilities attract attackers who try to…

Joomla Website Hacked and Sending Spam Emails. How to Fix?

Joomla is a highly robust CMS with some great community support. Moreover, it is highly customizable as sites running on Joomla vary from personal pages to the government sites. Its widespread popularity can be attributed to more than 90+ language support it offers. However, being popular also makes it a target for spammers and hackers. Often users complain about Joomla hacked sending…

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