Thanksgiving is coming (1)

BlackFriday sales have been a huge hit online. There has been a 21.6% year on year growth in buying during blackfriday with sales estimated to be worth $3.34 billion! With the buying going online, there has been an increase in hacks also. Hackers target your website or app with the sole motive of compromising your customers for financial gains. What's…

Astra WAF

Magento is a powerful e-commerce platform that has everything your business needs. It’s even touted as the most flexible and capable platform in the market today. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it immune to cyber-attacks that can compromise the growth and stability of your business. As a matter of fact, evidence suggests Magento websites—given the scale of businesses that use it—are…

How to clean & fix WordPress eval (base64_decode) hack

Among the major CMSs used extensively by businesses worldwide, WordPress is notorious for being the most targeted by hackers, who constantly search for ways to circumvent security patches and precautions taken by users. A majority of websites run on Wordpress, rendering it an excellent hackable target for malpractices and data theft. One such hack witnessed by Wordpress users lately is…

Vigra & Cialis spam results

WordPress and Drupal are probably the most popular CMS used. Besides that, their popularity makes them good targets for SEO spammers. Multiple vulnerabilities in Drupal have been uncovered in the past few weeks. As a result  SEO spammers target websites on these platforms. This is a Black Hat SEO technique also dubbed as 'WordPress Pharma hack or SEO Spam'. This…

In its quest to provide a safe online experience to its users, Google often identifies and flags fraudulent seeming domain and blacklists websites it discovers as potentially malicious. When a domain is blacklisted by Google, it deters users from visiting it, informs the site owner and stops malicious activities at its roots. Domain gets blacklisted when search engines like Google, Bing, Norton…

How to remove the Backdoor: PHP/apiword malware from your WordPress website

Lately, Wordpress witnessed a perilous situation when it discovered a malicious code added to the top of the functions.php file, exploiting which the malware creator can unleash pretty much any damage he'd like. The injected code comes from the apiword malware which not only creates modifications in post.php and functions.php, but also creates a file containing a backdoor: /wp-includes/class.wp.php The presence of the functions.php file is…

For as long as we can remember, the cyber defense has been an important issue in the digital age. It’s not that there’s a shortage of security solutions that help businesses and consumers fend off today’s threats. Hackers are just getting smarter and craftier in exploiting software vulnerabilities. The bad news is, security companies seem to be at a disadvantage…

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