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How to Boost Your Magento Store Security

How to Boost Your Magento Store Security SHARING INFOGRAPHICS ONLINE Despite of availability of built-in security features, a large majority of ecommerce content management programs like Magento or Wordpress has become vulnerable to constant hack attacks. Regular attempts made by hackers for gaining access to your website's vital areas are something that requires your immediate attention. We have shared some tips that can help you to boost your magento security. 1 Keep Magento Updated Keeping you Magento updated will not only help you to improve your security, but it will also enhance your website performance, because new release usually fixes the bug and patches also. GO Enterprise Magento Reports Social External Payment Gateways Collaboration Applications 2 Backup Website Data Regularly VYNAME Home te o Taking regular backups can help you to resolve many issues. While taking backup of your website take, you need to make sure to keep all the copies on another server. So if your server crashes or a hacker gets access to your server you can always have your data back from another cheader> cdiv dass"pagr cdiv cla heighe concept server. 3 Use Strong Password Admin password is the most important factor in our checklist to make your website secure. Your password needs to be so strong, because easy passwords like birth date, phone numbers and even a simple combination of numbers can be brute forced. 4 Don't Use Same Password LOGIN Many people don't know that using the same password or the same combination for several logins actually increases the risk of losing all of your accounts at once. Username A ******* Login Forgot Password? 5 Use Two Factor Authorization Even the safest password is useless if it can be stolen. To improve the level of security for your Magento store, it is recommended to use of any second authorization factor for example, IP address. 6 Use Firewall Many people don't know that using the same password or the same combination for several logins actually increases the risk of losing all of your accounts at once. 7 Look For Suspicious Activity in Logs This is recommend to regularly check web server logs and look for errors or suspicious activity. 8 Change Backend URL This method is more helpful to fight against hacking bots and brute force attacks. You should also make sure that the new Backend URL is hard to guess and the older one is returning as 404 error. www 9 Set Baseline Minimum Access Permissions Always set minimum access permissions for web server activities. In Magento you need records in app/etc, media and var only, plus includes/ in case you use compilation. Extended rights may be needed for Magento Connect usage only. The best combination from the security point of view will be as follows: let the website source code belong to the first user (say, admin), and the web server will run the code with the second user (say, apache). Here's an example of access settings for this combination. chown -R admin:apache /path/to/your/magento find /path/to/your/magento -type f -print0 | xargs -r0 chmod 640 find /path/to/your/magento -type d -print0 | xargs -r0 chmod 750 chmod -R g+w /path/to/your/magento/{app/etc,media, var} # Only if compilation is used chmod -R g+w /path/to/your/magento/includes 10 Use Trusted Antivirus Software Use trusted antivirus software and regularly update it to the latest version, as they add fresh information about new scumware to their databases every day. This will add to your data protection and keep you safe from malware that steals information and sends it to hackers. EUKHO ST TM UK's Leading Web Hosting Provider Since 2001 Sales: 0800 862 0380 Email: [email protected]

How to Boost Your Magento Store Security

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