Securing your osCommerce contact form with the Simple Captcha Add-On

When you install osCommerce, you will have a Contact form by default set up for your shop. The Contact form provided works well, except, there is no validation preventing robots from filling the form out. This article will explain how to secure your website contact form using the Simple Captcha Add-On. Download the captcha module Read More >

How to Secure Your osCommerce Site with the htaccess/htpasswd

The first time you access the Administrators section in the admin panel for osCommerce, you will see a message stating “This osCommerce Online Merchant Administration Tool installation is not additionally secured through htaccess/htpasswd means. Enabling the htaccess/htpasswd security layer will automatically store administrator username and passwords in a htpasswd file when updating administrator password records.” Read More >

How to Secure the configure.php File for osCommerce

After installing osCommerce you will see a message similar to “I am able to write to the configuration file: /home/userna99/public_html/includes/configure.php. This is a potential security risk – please set the right user permissions on this file.” In this tutorial I will show you how to modify the permissions of the configure.php file, so it is Read More >