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Opencart has been the most sought-after platform as a store management system for e-commerce merchants. Owing to its simplified design, interactive UI and ease of use, Opencart is largely favored for retail activities online. However, in light of its popularity, Opencart has notoriously garnered a reputation for being an eye candy for hackers and other attackers with malicious intent. As…

When your business is secure, you should flaunt it! Every customer using Astra gets a security seal.  Our customers love to proudly exhibit the security seal on their website. We did an analysis on a set of websites using Astra's trust seal on their website. The results show that there has been increase in conversion rate by 9.7% after the…

Joomla 3.8 Patches Critical 8-Year Old Vulnerability

Joomla, one of the world's most popular CMS powering over 3.3% of world's websites, recently patched a critical vulnerability which has persisted in its content management system for 8 years. Leveraging this vulnerability could allow an attacker to steal administrator login credentials, paving way for further key information theft. This appalling revelation reveals the vulnerable state of CMSs which often go…

In 2016, the Magecart infrastructure, notoriously known as a fraudulent payment stealing script was making waves across the e-commerce industry. Named so because it largely targeted e-commerce platform giants like Magento, Powerfront CMS and OpenCart, leading to massive theft of credit card information from these e-commerce sites. However, even a year later, the Magecart issue hasn't been dissolved and remains a…

5 Vulnerabilities 75% Websites Have

Internet Security for online businesses and applications is an ever pressing issue. While organizations are regularly updating their defense mechanisms against rising cyber-attacks, cyber criminals are constantly finding new hack techniques to break into firewalls and steal sensitive information. 2016 witnessed a steep rise in cyber-crime attacks, all the while with no exception of insider threats getting prominent each year. Enlisted below are…

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