According to Jack Ma “For e-commerce, the most important thing is trust.” This statement transmits the vital truth of the e-commerce world. All in e-commerce, from product information, UI design, promotions, to reviews and ratings is for building that faith with your clients. Security of your site is very important to build the trust. Magento, since some last few months, has had confronts with various security vulnerabilities identified and response fast for addressing these vulnerabilities. Therefore, here we are giving you 19 ways for securing the Magento 2 E-commerce Store.
- Modify or change the passwords if you seek help from outside
If you take help from the external sources then you gave them the login details. So it is recommended that you should change your passwords after you engage with them.
- Always lockdown your Magento connecting manager
Magento connecting manager install programs rapidly but it has a security risk also as it is an entry point for the thug force attacks. You should always change the path and also by the IP address restrict the new path.
- Confine the admin login from outside IP addresses
You can also confine a limit admin login to a preferred some IP addresses. When you work with the partners from external then add their IP addresses to the list of exception and after getting the work remove it from the list.
- Plan a returning review of security
It is advisable by the experts to plan a returning review of security of the Magento e-commerce store with the ongoing development going on your site.
- Upgrade Magento and also apply the patches
Upgrade Magento and apply patches in a regular period of time because if you don’t apply it then hackers can put your site at risk to threats such as SQL injection, credit card hijack, and many more.
- Credentials on Computer should not be saved
Spyware, trojan, and many other are the viruses that are developed for stealing the information from the infected computer. So, never save the credentials in computer and use good password protection software for the security of passwords.
- Extensions and modules should be used from genuine sources
You should use the modules or extensions from the real sources so that it doesn’t harm the security of your Magento e- commerce store and also keep them updated always.
- Good antivirus should be there
Apart from the best hosting provider, you should always use a best antivirus because the virus can steal the important information from your system.
- SSL/HTTPS must be used
Encrypted Connection such SSL or HTTPS must be used as provide a security to you website. Online transactions are also secured by using the SSL and HTTPS.
- Stop potentially unsafe PHP Functions
Stop the unnecessary PHP functions by adding the mentioned rule to your php.ini file:
Disable functions = proc_open, phpinfo, show_source, system, shell_exec, passthru, exec, open
- Protect files of deployment configuration
You should limit the file permissions of other alike files that hold perceptive information.
- Always limit unsecured FTP access
Always limit access to a finer set of directories like the “images” folder. This helps in preventing the implementation of unnecessary scripts that can change files on the server and not be available through that exact FTP account.
- Utilize a secure FTP
By using a secure FTP you will be able to secure file transfer ability between networked hosts.
- Stopdirectory indexing
Stopping directory indexing will hide the pathways where your files are stored and will prevent hackers from accessing your files.
- Avoid MSSQL injection
Add web application firewalls like NAXSI in for keeping your site secure and avoid MSSQL injection.
- Don’t use Default Admin URL, Username and Password
You should choose an uncommon username and password so that it is difficult for hackers to crack it.
- Use trustworthy hosting provider
From a security viewpoint you should use a trustworthy hosting provider which takes care of the security and offers the best support.
- Review logs and backup frequently
You should backup and review logs often to recognize possible anomalies and avoid a probable attack.
- Use a usual back-up plan
Common site backup helps in getting up run Magento e-commerce store fast with no losing much money and time.