Category Archives Opencart Security

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…

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…

6 Top Information Security Risks to Know About as You Prepare for 2019

An ever-growing range of information security threats exist that can lead to a range of devastating consequences for organizations, such as: compliance issues associated with the loss of sensitive data. severely damaged reputations as a result of information loss or theft. high costs—the average data breach costs $3.86 million according to an IBM-backed 2018 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute.…

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

OpenCart 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 hackers.…

Black hat seo spam in ecommerce

We use Content Management Systems like Magento, Prestashop and OpenCart to create and design web pages. However, designing a web page is not enough. It is also important that people actually visit our website. Nowadays people use Search Engines like Google to look up content and go about their daily needs on the Internet. In order to increase our visibility in…

Thanksgiving is coming (1)

BlackFriday sales have been a huge hit online. There has been a 21.6% year on year growth in buying during blackfriday with sales estimated to be worth $3.34 billion! With the buying going online, there has been an increase in hacks also. Hackers target your website or app with the sole motive of compromising your customers for financial gains. What's…

It takes years to build a reputation and a few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it. ― Stephane Nappo Is your Prestashop, Magneto or OpenCart store secured? Many big e-commerce giants felt similar until their own data and customer personal information like the debit/credit card details, passwords etc. are breached. Generally, we get to know about these issues when our system…

How to prevent SQL Injection (SQLi) in Opencart 1.5.x/2.x/3.x

Opencart, one of the most prominent Open Source Shopping Cart Solution is eye candy to hackers and online attackers. Opencart uses MySQL for its databases, and incorrect interaction with the database results in various vulnerabilities. One of them is SQL injection (SQLi). Opencart has been on the radar of hackers and many cases of SQLi in OpenCart have been found in the past…

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