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    Security checks gone

    @GoCastaway58 As @MrPhil suggested, ask your host if they can roll back to an earlier version of PHP. That *may* resolve your problem ... temporarily. If it does work, use the time to consider updating your shop to the latest Community Edition of osC. (link in my signature). M
  2. A recent attack on one of my shops revealed that hackers will use the search function to try and gain access to the shop and/or database. Since SmartSuggest records search inquires to a database table, there is a possibility that this could be used in an attack Malcolm
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    Search add-on Reviews

    *** UPDATE *** In my initial review, I noted that SmartSuggest records the search inquiry. It does so by adding a database table in which to store these inquires. A recent hack attempt on one of my shops revealed that hackers will use the search function to try and gain access to the shop and/or the database. This was discussed in another thread: While I am not aware that any actual damage occurred, nor that any data was compromised, people should be aware that SmartSuggest does save the search inquires in a database table, which potentionaly could be used in an attack to one's shop. Malcolm
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    Hack attempt - is there a way to prevent this?

    @greasemonkey (while off topic regarding hack attempts ...) I also reviewed that search add-on here ... M
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    Stop Google adding bogus names

    @trophy As others have stated, Google is not doing this. A spammer or hacker is doing it. Using Google as an email address, or as a company name, is very common. I get a number of these on one of my shops all the time. M
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    Hack attempt - is there a way to prevent this?

    @pete2007 Out of the box, osC does not save search queries in the database. I'm using an add-on called SmartSuggest that, amongst other things, creates a new database table and saves the search queries. I find this important since I can now see what people are searching for, and use that information to either adjust the text on my site, or adjust my product lines (if I sell apples, and people are searching for oranges ... ). M
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    Hack attempt - is there a way to prevent this?

    @puggybelle I had an attack on one of my sites yesterday ... I also have a Keyword Search Report on this site. I hadn't checked it in a while, but after reading your post, I went to check it out. Guess what? Same thing here ... That's just part of one page! There are over 20 pages of this! Thank you for reporting this ... I wouldn't have thought to look at this. Malcolm
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    Over 20,000+ USPS Debug Emails this morning!

    @MrPhil I suspect it was a hack attempt. Ever since I launched the shop years ago, I have had 'Debug Emails' set on. So, any time a customer puts an item into the cart, and clicks on 'Get Shipping Quote', or they enter into the checkout_shipping page, the USPS module would send me the Debug Email. I would get them when someone was just checking to see what the shipping cost would be, and abandoned the cart afterwards. What struck me is that I received so many of them, is such a short period of time. Unfortunately, I did not examine any of them, and I spent most of the morning deleting over 20,000 from my computer (I don't use a web based email, so it was causing serious problems with my computer here (yes, I was raised funny, remember?)). I also received two emails this morning saying that two 'Tell a Friend' spam efforts were blocked. So, like I said, I suspect that it was a hack attempt. Thanks! M
  9. I've been using the USPS shipping module, along with the 'Ship in Cart' add-on, for several years. I have the Debug Emails turned on. Everything has been working fine until this morning. This morning, I received over 20,000 Debug Emails, in something like 6-8 hours! I had to disabled the Debug Emails in Admin. Has anyone else experienced something like this? TIA Malcolm
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    USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)

    Has anyone else had an issue with the Debug emails? I have them turned on, and thew have worked fine for years. However, overnight, I have received over 20,000 debug emails!!!! M
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    implode(): Invalid arguments passed

    @pabyford First off, you are dealing with a php WARNING. This is not an ERROR. Newer versions of PHP are much more strict that older versions, and are throwing off more warnings than in the past. Please note that if " It's been years since I even looked at this website ", than the shop is probably running an older version of osCommerce (see @241 comment above. v2.3.1 is over 8 years old!). Older versions will have problems with newer versions of PHP. That bit of code is in a function that defines the path to a product or category. If the site is working, I would ignore the warning. Move the files to the new host. Make sure you have your new host set the PHP version to something like v5.6, and NOT to the current v7.x! Then, plan on migrating the store to a newer version of osCommerce as soon as possible. M
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    implode(): Invalid arguments passed

    @pabyford Can you log into the admin side of the shop? If so: 1) Click on 'Tools' in the left hand column, then click on 'Version Checker' 2) Click on 'Tools' in the left hand column, then click on 'Server Info' M
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    implode(): Invalid arguments passed

    @pabyford osCommerce version? ('official', Community Edition, or ...) PHP version? M
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    Complete Left panel not showing on the admin panel

    @sunnybutt222 Yes, if your host upgraded the version of PHP, it could/would give you problems (but not the issue with the left column in Admin). M
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    Complete Left panel not showing on the admin panel

    As I asked before, if it worked before, and doesn't now, what has changed? You may need to ask your host if they changed anything. M
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