9 Tips to secure your Magento stores

Magento Stores Security

Magento stores drive the majority of the E-commerce stores on the web and rely heavily on security. It is your responsibility to ensure that your customer information remains inaccessible to hackers by all means. Today we are going to discuss some tips you should keep in mind to ensure that your Magento store remains secure.

1. Always use the latest Magento release
Keeping your Magento stores updated ensures you get all the security patches for latest security risks and it also comes with the major bug fixes

2. Change the default admin URL
Changing the admin URL has been a widespread practice with most of the  Magento developers since a hacker can easily access default admin URL and try to acquire the admin username and password

3. Disable/Delete the user accounts which are not in use
Keeping a check on user accounts prevents unauthorized access especially when you have not accessed a specific user login for an extended period.

4. Do not use regular email addresses for admin users
Using regular email addresses can allow hackers to access Magento store admin easily because they are easily accessible using social media or business directories.

5. Use complex passwords and change them frequently
One of the best ways to protect Magento stores against hacks is using a strong password. Using a password manager application is an excellent way to create a strong password for your Magento stores.

6. Host your WP blog on a separate domain/subdomain
If using WordPress for blog purposes, the blog should be on separate Domain/Subdomain. Always maintain separate and different usernames and passwords for your WordPress blog and Magento.

7. Check permissions on directories and files
Harden files/folders permission, a complete lockdown of code except for Var and Media folder. This won’t allow malicious scripts to be executed on the server.

8. Restricted access to admin panel by IP
Restricting admin access to only approved IP addresses prevents unwanted people from attempting to log in to the admin account.

9. Install a Web Application Firewall
WAF is a web application firewall service that detects, logs, and blocks malicious request traffic before it can damage your sites or network. It can also help in blocking traffic based on IP or country.

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