Now, with the World Wide Web being a populated place and constantly growing with a rapid rate. It becomes important to keep a check on the websites that are malicious. And, blacklist those which have been hosted to carry out malicious activities over the internet. For this job, a search engine seems the best fit for search engines are where most people get in contact with different websites.
Owing to the widespread presence of WordPress, hackers, in fact try incessantly to make past every popular WordPress plugin. As a result, vulnerability disclosures in WordPress plugins almost seem like a never ending process. This time its Fb messenger live chat by Zotabox. So, FB messenger live chat by Zotabox has recently been disclosed to have persistent XSS vulnerability.
Another plugin has entered the ever-growing list of vulnerable WordPress plugins. The WordPress free plugin FV Flowplayer Video Player which is being used for embedding FLV or MP4 videos into posts or pages is found to be vulnerable to XSS, SQL injection & CSV Export. Installed on 40,000+ websites at present, it has been updated only 4 days ago after…
Day after day, a vulnerability or an attack on the WordPress CMS comes to light. Clearly, this is not the end of it. Adding to the precedented vulnerabilities, another quite severe cross-site scripting vulnerability is exposed on the WordPress plugin wp-live-chat-support.
Ninja Forms, is a WordPress plugin which allows websites to facilitate creating and customizing forms just by dragging and dropping. Moreover, it is currently in use on 1 million+ websites. This data, obviously, hints at the popularity Ninja forms when enjoying when the news of Ninja Forms' "File upload" extension being vulnerable to arbitrary file upload and path traversal surfaced a day ago. And it was quite a shocker.
WordPress is probably the cheapest and easiest solution for online content management. WordPress has been around for a long time and powers a major section of the web now. However, this popularity comes with a heavy cost as it is also one of the most commonly targeted CMS in the world. As a result, users often complain of issues like WordPress hacked sending spam to their customers. And dealing with WordPress spam can prove to be more frustrating for you for it can sabotage the reputation of your site in the long run.
You need not worry about hosting, online services like Hostgator have made web hosting just a matter of minutes. It has greatly improved the hosting experience for the site owners. The cyberspace, as you already know, is full of threats known and unknown. In fact, it's just a matter of time before hackers catch up with your website's security. A malware attack on the site can lead to account suspension from Hostgator. And if you have had your website compromised then in order to restore your suspended account, Hostgator malware removal is necessary.
This weekend, another shocking news started doing rounds. Git Repositories, the distributed version control for open source software was hacked. It includes GitHub, GitLab & Bitbucket as its extended channels. According to GitHub search, as many as 392 user accounts has been hacked. Further, the malefactor has deleted programmer's source codes and version histories and replaced it.
In the class of injection attacks, SQL injection attack has come out highly prominent. The majority of websites are vulnerable to it. According to Akamai, in 2017, more than 50 % attacks were done on web using SQL injection. In this article, we would discuss how SQL injection is carried out and how we can prevent the same in PHP applications.
In this attack, the hacker either adds a new payment method or plants a fake payment form. These tricks let him fish valuable credit card info. This particular hack was disclosed when one of Magento users reported to us that something fishy was going on with his website's payment gateway. When our engineers, scanned the website, they found that it indeed was hacked.