Next, we will see some basic measures that can apply to improve the security of our online store.
For some of these, you will be able to apply them yourself, and in others, you will need the assistance of a Magento Expert. Let's start.
Applying security patches
Security patches are constantly being released by Magento itself, covering the latest vulnerability discoveries. Being up to date with these patches can be perhaps our greatest ally. Contact your server administrator to guide you through the process of applying these patches.
Not being updated with these security patches makes our site an easy target for attackers.
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Install extensions only from trusted sources
One of the main recommendations Magento makes is to install extensions from trusted sources, either from your vendor or found on Magento Marketplace. Extensions to be found here have first gone through a due process of code review and programming standards.
The problem with unregistered third-party applications in Magento Marketplace is that they have not been verified and may have sections of malicious code that perform actions outside our consent, such as sending sensitive information or opening portholes for unauthorized access, which is why if you are still going to include an unregistered module, it is necessary that this is reviewed by an expert in Magento to certify that there is nothing out of place.
These challenges can be automatic so that they do not require action by the person accessing the site but may require the identification of images or patterns. They are currently prevalent and used with a high degree of effectiveness in detecting attackers.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), in its terminology, adds a layer of security to user authentication so that apart from the regular username/password, it is necessary for the person to provide additional credentials.
This step can be a token already known by the person or a code sent by mail or message to the person when they want to log in.
Change Magento admin user and URL
To make it difficult for attackers to enter our store, it is recommended to change the default login values of our admin user, as well as the URL to join the Backoffice for a custom one, adding a layer of concealment on our site.
Can request this action from our service provider. If you have doubts about this process, do not hesitate to contact us.
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Use strong passwords
One of the considerable straightforward ways to prevent unauthorized access to your account is to have strong passwords that are difficult to crack.
Some factors to include in the creation of your password:
- Password length, minimum eight characters.
- Include numeric characters.
- Include special characters such as $, #, %.
- Use both upper and lower case letters.
The store administrator can set the complexity required for a password, so having a minimum level of complexity for our customers will help ensure that their accounts are not vulnerable to attack.
Perform security audits
These audits are an excellent way to identify the current state of our server.
If you would like us to perform an audit of your site, contact us, and we will be pleased to support and help you and your customers with the security of your online store.
Back up data regularly
A simple action that can save us a lot of headaches, backing up our information allows us to recover our systems with a minor loss of data in the case of incidents and can also restore our systems in a shorter time, saving us from a natural catastrophe.
These backups are recommended to be stored outside the primary server in an external environment; it is recommended to back up both files and databases. In the case of Magento, the excellent idea is to back up our catalog with the latest changes applied.
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Similarly, as Magento releases updates, these are released for the server where our site is hosted. Server verification should be performed periodically, ensuring that the installed components and applications are in the latest version.
Again these updates include the latest improvements and security measures, so we should not ignore them. Commonly, these are not performed exposing our site.
Security is first
These are some actions that can take to improve the security of your online store; this is ongoing work, so you should always be aware of improvements that can implement in case of possible new attacks.
Following these recommendations will make you and your customers can make secure transactions on the Internet, ensuring that neither sensitive information nor data are affected. Let's talk and see how