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PrestaShop Malware Attack - How to Secure PrestaShop Store in Real Time

Being a successful e-commerce platform, Prestashop, no doubt, is a lucrative target for hackers. Hackers are continuously on hunt for an overlooked vulnerability in popular CMS(s). They are on the look out for new methods to deliver their payload like injecting malware in the traffic of open Wi-Fi via ARP poisoning. Further, a PrestaShop Malware is any kind of malicious code deployed by the hackers via a vulnerability in order to exploit a Prestashop store.

PrestaShop Caught in Spam Exploit

PrestaShop, needless to say, is one of the big names in the e-commerce industry. This free open-source CMS is currently being used by 250,000 online stores worldwide and is maintained and regulated by an efficient team of more than a hundred members, says wikipedia. However, we still cannot vouch for its immunity to cyber attacks. After being affected by spam last year, Prestashop is again hit in the same place.

The term API, or Application Programming Interface, has been around for years and years. APIs have been in use by developers, programmers, and their clients for a few decades now and are set to stay. More recently, APIs have been embraced by businesses for their internet-based trading, which can be referred to as a business API or a web API. Another change that has happened in the API world is the API security breaches, some of which have cost companies and their customers millions of dollars in stolen bank account details.

PHP Firewall & Hack Removal Plugin

PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor), might be an old coding language but it still is crowned with the title of being the most popular one. The A-listed companies that use PHP as its language includes Magento, WordPress, Joomla, Laravel, Opencart, Drupal amongst the many others. But as it goes, popularity accompanies threats. And PHP is no exception. In fact, no coding language is protected against hacking but the recent trail of PHP based CMS(s) being attacked one after the other is a matter to be pondered upon. The best way you can have these attacks checked is by using a PHP Firewall.

You are starting a new business and want to launch a website and are looking for a robust Content Management System (CMS). Your friend suggests you WordPress as the obvious choice because of the availability of multitude themes and plug-ins and low effort basic installation. But your major concern is security. You ask, Is WordPress Secure?

Magento Vulnerability & Penetration Testing

Magento has simplified the way how e-commerce is done and its open source nature has made it accessible to all. Though e-commerce is convenient, it also is a big responsibility to secure each and every transaction from cyber attack. Magento has been repeatedly targeted through attacks dubbed as 'Magecart Attacks' to steal credit card info. In such a scenario, the Magento security audit becomes necessary to fix the loopholes. Whereas to discover such loopholes Magento penetration testing is important.

How to Find and Remove Website Backdoors

When a site gets hacked, it seldom happens that the hacker has not left behind a malware to get access of the website again, in the future. This deliberate plantation of malicious codes in a website with an intention of further exploitation is known as "website backdoor". Backdoors basically serve as an entry gate for an attacker to exploit it again and again.

WordPress Vulnerability Assesment & Penetration Testing - WordPress Vulnerability Scanner

These days, Cyber attacks have become a regular phenomenon, featuring almost every week in the headlines. At times, it's just some crazy fan printing pages from vulnerable printers around the globe to vote for his icon, other times it could be a group of hackers targeting popular CMSes with malware. Even a script kiddie can exploit common vulnerabilities in your site and damage critical infrastructure using loads of tools available online for free. Especially users of open source CMS like WordPress are amongst the soft targets. With the rise in cyber attacks, WordPress security audit has become more important than ever.

Yellow Pencil Visual Theme Customizer Plugin Exploited - Redirect & Adds Unauthenticated Users

The buzz around exploitation in WordPress plugins was not yet down, when a new report of exploitation in WordPress theme Yellow Pencil Visual theme customizer surfaced. This theme was quite popular with more than 30000 active installations at the time it was taken down from the WordPress's official site. After the vulnerabilities in two of its software was made public by a security researcher, the attempts of exploitation soared. Due to the attacks that followed many sites are now redirecting to other malicious sites

Wordpress Plugin Advanced Contact Form 7 DB vulnerable to SQLi

A very severe SQLi vulnerability has been uncovered in popular WordPress Plugin - Advanced Contact Form 7 DB, having more than 40,000+ active installations. The vulnerability was first reported on March 26th, and the new patched version 1.6.1 has been made live two days ago on 10th of April. However, the current users still have reasons to worry as this vulnerability could be exploited by hackers having even a subscriber's account.

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