Improving Magento 2 Security

Improving Magento 2 Security

With the new Magento 2 platform now available, we thought it would be useful to provide a round-up of some of the most common Magento 2 security issues.  It is widely known that none of the existing eCommerce platforms on the market is 100% secure.  Also, different platforms can be breached in a number of ways including via remote access, through misconfiguration and even with SQL injection.  Despite new and innovative technical solutions, Magento 2 is still susceptible to hacking and other security concerns.

The latest Magento platform is taking security extremely seriously and its first set of updates clearly show this.  Starting with the latest 2.0 version of the Magento platform, the security team have already successfully removed dozens of potential security risks.  These include information leakage, remote code execution, cross-site scripting and many others.  You can also help to protect your Magento website by following these tips to enhance the security of your store.

Choose a Secure Hosting Provider

It’s important for you to pick a reliable hosting provider to ensure your site is as secure as possible.  If you pick a hosting environment that offers additional security measures, this will help to create the cornerstone of your website protection.  The hosting provider you choose should be equipped with a number of high-security features.  Also, the software your provider offers should remain up-to-date and compatible with your chosen platform’s security patches.

Choose a Secure Hosting Environment

We all know that it is extremely important to create a secure hosting environment.  In addition, creating one will help to ensure that your Magento 2 website runs smoothly and efficiently.  You can make sure that you secure your hosting environment by following a number of simple steps:

  • Make sure you apply any recommended security patches
  • Always take the time to update your software to the latest version available
  • It’s important for you to regularly change your passwords
  • Use private keys when you are transferring any data
  • You should always set up a 2-factor authorisation for your Admin login
  • Make sure you limit the number of people that have access to your Admin login
  • The deployment process should be automatic
  • If you come across any suspicious activity this should be addressed immediately

Set Up Safe Protocols

You should always make sure that your Magento 2 store is using ‘https’ instead of ‘http’.  This will automatically grant your site added security.  Also, with Google’s latest updates, having an https site is now a key ranking factor.  In addition, you can also manage any file communication using secure SSH and SFTP protocols.

Keep a Track of Suspicious Activity

If you are constantly on the lookout for suspicious activity, you will be better prepared to tackle any security threats should they arise.  Also, it’s easy to keep track of the security of your Magento 2 store if you follow these steps:

  • Keep track of admin actions log
  • Monitor your systems logins
  • Use automated review tools like Apache Scalp
  • Review any suspicious activity

These tips should help keep your Magento 2 store secure. Also, let us know if you have used any of these security tips in the comments below.

Author Gyles Seward

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