Resolving XSS, CSRF, SQLi, Session Hijacking & Other Security Issues in PHP

Designing a web page is one of the most intriguing yet challenging jobs in the current scenario, as we need high-end developers taking care of efficiency, security and user-friendly designing all in one. There are many such technicalities that the developers have to face in their daily life, to bring out the final outcome free of all vulnerabilities. PHP coders,…

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…

WordPress MultiLingual Exploit

A Cybersecurity vulnerability once again made it to the headlines raising serious concerns about the safety of data in the digitalized generation that we live in. Today, websites are read in thousands of languages across the world. Wordpress, the popular Content Management System which allows us to create websites has a plugin for the very same. WPML or a WordPress…

Woocommerce spambot protection

Have a website on WordPress? Then 90% of the comments might be spam. The numbers are shocking and they are not only in your comment sections. They are probably everywhere. Without adequate protection against them, they can cause critical damage to your website. Combating WordPress spambots and keeping them out of your website requires information about what they are and…

Magento Admin Panel Hacked

Magento has contributed to the growth of e-commerce over the internet. Available as both free (community edition) and paid (enterprise edition) version, Magento is spearheading the open source e-commerce software market. Magento 2 has been rolled out for quite some time and features some drastic security and performance updates. However, most sites are unlikely to update to the new version…

Top Exploited WordPress Plugins in 2018

Introduction This year a lot of plugins were launched which had a lot of innovative features like SEO optimization, a new editing interface and several newer ones which enhance the functionality of Wordpress and help us to achieve more productivity via our work on WordPress. However many of these plugins have been exploited by hackers this year for malicious purposes like…

Magento Hacked: Symptoms, Causes & Fixes

Magento is an open source e-commerce software that was designed to make it easier for everyday sellers to conduct online operations. Magento has a big presence in countries like Australia where it powers a large portion of e-commerce space. However, some severe vulnerabilities were reported in the software for which the company had to roll out a bundle of new…

Astra Security: Years' Review of Website Security & Firefighting

The year 2018 witnessed the discovery of severe vulnerabilities all around the year. These range from the famous Drupalgeddon3 to RCE bugs in WordPress core. Popular Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, OpenCart, Magento and Prestashop had been victims of large-scale attacks. The Astra security suite played an active role in making the internet a safer place. Astra…

Astra web security partnership programme

Web development agencies are best at web development (no points for guessing that). The development team there needs to be on the top of the latest design trends, the best development life cycles and numerous other things. The strict deadlines, changing client requirements and many other constraints make it hard to focus on the development itself, let alone thinking about…

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