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…

Most Common WordPress Attacks in 2018

WordPress has held the title of the biggest content management system for well over a decade. It has ushered in a new generation of websites — built by individuals who had nothing more than a raw idea in their head. One of the key features that made WordPress so popular is its unparalleled scalability. With thousands of third-party developers of…

Consequences of SQL Injection in PHP website and CMS (Opencart, Magento, WordPress, Joomla & Prestashop)

Malware attacks are widespread. When such attacks occur, they may cost businesses a lot of money in fixes, loss of customers, time and much more. Many business owners feel very secure until the moment they get hacked. Once someone gets hacked, they take the impromptu choice to learn on the causes, the consequences and ways of repairing the infected website.…

6 Top Information Security Risks to Know About as You Prepare for 2019

An ever-growing range of information security threats exist that can lead to a range of devastating consequences for organizations, such as: compliance issues associated with the loss of sensitive data. severely damaged reputations as a result of information loss or theft. high costs—the average data breach costs $3.86 million according to an IBM-backed 2018 study conducted by the Ponemon Institute.…

Admin Password Compromised and Credit Card Details Sent to Hacker Email - OpenCart, Magento & Prestashop

OpenCart, Magento and Prestashop are free and open source solutions for managing e-commerce operations. Whether you are a startup or an established brand, with its 13000+ modules, OpenCart has something for everyone. Also, OpenCart is constantly trying to increase the client experience and has even partnered on a pilot project with Google. However, popularity also attracts some unwanted attention of…

WordPress Account Suspended Because of Malware. How to Fix Account Suspension by Host?

Hosting multiple sites has become easy in the age of cloud computing. Cloud hosting saves precious hardware and maintenance resources. When it comes to software, open source CMS like WordPress have made it hassle-free to maintain a website. Harnessing the power of both WordPress and Cloud hosting can benefit the users in the longer run. The businesses can run entire…

Joomla Malware Redirect Hack - How To Detect & Fix It

Joomla adds convenience to the everyday mundane tasks of managing a site. Powered by the open source community, this CMS is user-friendly. Joomla is also popular due to the wide variety of extensions it offers. Multiple vulnerabilities have been uncovered in Joomla this year. These ranges from Joomla XSS, File intrusion to Joomla SQL injection etc. These vulnerabilities attract attackers who try to…

Black hat seo spam in ecommerce

We use Content Management Systems like Magento, Prestashop and OpenCart to create and design web pages. However, designing a web page is not enough. It is also important that people actually visit our website. Nowadays people use Search Engines like Google to look up content and go about their daily needs on the Internet. In order to increase our visibility in…

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