Category Archives Opencart Security

Prevent XSS in OpenCart

Common signs of your OpenCart store being vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting is malicious popups, credit card information theft and compromise of username/passwords of your users. While OpenCart takes security very seriously, new security issues may be discovered over time. Poorly coded extensions tend to be the #1 cause of security breaches. In this guide, we'll talk about what XSS is,…

15 Signs Your Website Has Been Hacked

Most customers discover that their website is hacked on seeing the 'Red Screen of Death' by Google or when a customer tells them. This can be dangerous because it means your website has been infected for a long time and may have damaged your website's reputation and privacy. Websites have become central to all businesses these days. They handle everything from e-Commerce…

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…

Japanese SEO Spam/Keyword Hack Many website owners have contacted us worried about Japanese SEO Spam or Japanese Keyword Hack in Google search results for their websites. This happens when different web pages are shown to search engines and normal visitors. This particular Blackhat SEO technique hijacks Google search results by displaying Japanese words in the title and description of the infected…

E-Commerce Security is often not the top priority of store owners. If given an analogy between physical stores and electronic retail stores, people invest into the security of their physical stores in terms of CCTV cameras,  alarm systems, door locks and more. This arrangement is made to save yourself from shoplifting. People need to understand that shoplifting, when done in electronic…

For years OpenCart has been a popular choice for e-commerce websites due to its ease of use, simple installation, and minimal investment. Popularity comes at a price - OpenCart has been target to malware, credit card skimming, backdoors and very targeted exploits. We work with OpenCart store owners round the clock in cleaning malware injections and the reasons for being hacked are always the same.…

Easy-to-use, scalable and flexible are a few reasons why OpenCart is absolutely loved by its users. The same reasons often attracts hackers too. Whenever a hacker has the luxury to understand how a framework works he can always reverse engineer the code to exploit it. As an E-Commerce shop owner, security should be your top concern. All the energy gone…

OpenCart platform is one of the favorite platforms for E-Commerce owners. Over the time, it has become a target for hackers too. With recent vulnerabilities like Cross Site Scripting, File Inclusion, CSRF etc. being exploited, OpenCart Security has become a major concern. Vulnerabilities like above are exploited to inject malware in making OpenCart installations a popular target for malware injections too. A malware injection…

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