Category Archives Opencart Security

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…

Opencart has been the most sought-after platform as a store management system for e-commerce merchants. Owing to its simplified design, interactive UI and ease of use, Opencart is largely favored for retail activities online. However, in light of its popularity, Opencart has notoriously garnered a reputation for being an eye candy for hackers and other attackers with malicious intent. As…

OpenCart Admin Account from database

Here is how you can add an admin account to your Opencart 2.X store using phpMyAdmin/MySQL database. This guide would come handy if you are unable to add the administrator account from the OpenCart panel, or have forgotten your password. Also helpful if you're an agency/developer and the customer hasn't given you administrator access. If you feel your store has…

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…

How to remove Magento & OpenCart credit card malware hack

Magento & OpenCart Credit Card Hijack Credit Card malware or Credit Card Hijack is when malicious PHP/JavaScript code is injected into Magento and OpenCart shops which allow hackers to intercept credit card data. This new way of credit card fraud has been undetected for 6 months. There are many cases in which hackers have targeted Magento Payment Security. What is Credit…

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