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All You Need to Know About Android App Vulnerability: Insecure Communication

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has listed Insecure Communication as the third most exploited risk in mobile applications. As the name suggests, Insecure Communication refers to mobile app vulnerability where sensitive data is intercepted while it's traveling across the wire. This type of mobile app vulnerability is most common since the majority of applications exchange data in a client-server fashion.  When the data is transmitted, it…

Over the past few months, a new type of seasoned malware injection has surfaced on the internet, this malware’s intentions are pretty clear. It generates Spam Search Results when someone Googles about your WordPress website. The most common attacks are Japanese SEO Spam, Wordpress Pharma attack & Spam links. This WordPress Spam malware creates junk pages on your website that get redirected…

All You Need to Know About Android App Vulnerability: Insecure Authentication

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has listed Insecure Authentication as the fourth most exploited risk in mobile applications. Insecure Authentication exploits vulnerable authentication schemes by faking or bypassing authentication. They do so by submitting service requests to the mobile app’s backend server, in order to bypass any direct interaction with the mobile app. The attacker carries out this process via mobile malware…

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…

Google warning message for hacked website

Google makes sure that the websites indexed by it are safe for viewing. Google does this by enforcing various security protocols such as the encryption of all emails of Gmail and denying any direct access to contents to governments. This is just a few steps by Google to secure the websites and to warn visitors to stay away if anyone…

Crypto Malware Website Infection on a Rise: Redirects Website Users to Malicious Sites & Infects Their Computers

Cryptocurrencies have been the fad of 2017. This year further witnessed the massive rise of Bitcoins and a rampant emergence of various other cryptocurrencies worldwide. What's more, even online attacks worldwide demanded ransom in the form of bitcoins. Lately, in another rampant online attack, more than 2000 Wordpress websites have been compromised of user credentials by crypto malware to mine cryptocurrency. The hackers…

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