Magento Security: is your online store open to brute force attacks?

Written September 16, 2015 • Steve Perry

The forensic team at Foregenix has recently identified a number of cases where attackers use a brute force to gain full access to Magento stores.

These attackers were able to gain full access to Magento stores due to a combination of weak passwords and poor file system setup in the Magento directory, namely the www./downloader/.cache/community and www./downloader/index.php paths.

Having access to these paths meant that the attackers could then upload a genuine, normally harmless, module which allows full editing of Magento files straight from the admin. Furthermore, two webshells were then uploaded to the website which allowed attackers to add, edit and remove files within the webserver root directory.

How do I know if my store is affected or vulnerable?

Foregenix have created a simple-to-follow whitepaper, which you can download from their website, or alternatively get in touch today so that I can take a look for you.

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