Tag Archives: Learn

Leveraging the WordPress Platform for SPAM

We’ve all seen WordPress comment and pingback spam, but thanks to strict moderation regimes and brilliant WordPress plugins that focus strictly on SPAM comments, comment spam isn’t a major problem for most websites these days. I have seen however, a new trend starting to emerge when it comes to spam involving WordPress. In recent years More Info »

Website Malware Removal: Phishing

As we continue on our Malware Removal series we turn our attention to the increasing threat of Phishing infections. Just like a fisherman casts and reels with his fishing rod, a “phisher-man” will try their luck baiting users with fake pages, often in the form of login pages. These copied website pages are cast into More Info »

Deep Dive into the HikaShop Vulnerability

It’s been two months since our disclosure of an Object Injection vulnerability affecting versions <2.3.3 of the Joomla! Hikashop extension. The vulnerability allowed an attacker to execute malicious code on a target website. How Does Object Injection Work? Object Injection occurs when raw user input is passed to an unserialize() function call. When this happens, More Info »