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Shopping online often involves the exchange of valuable and secure information. When someone makes a purchase from you, it is because they feel that their information will remain safe. While setting up and maintaining your Magento Store, it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure that your website is as secure as possible.
Setting up your Magento Store
Purchase an SSL Certificate, which will provide a secure connection between internet browsers and websites, allowing your Magento Store to exchange private data online.
Custom Admin URL
Your store admin URL can be changed from the Default Magento URL, creating an extra layer of defense against infiltration.
Have an Active Backup Plan
In the rare case that something goes drastically wrong, simply revert to a recently backed-up version of your store. Your backup method should be automated, complete, and secure.
Make Sure You’re Using the Latest Version of Magento.
The latest versions of Magento released often include patches for possible security risks. The latest version of Magento is the most secure version.
Preventing the Biggest Threats
Block unwanted countries
If you don’t ship worldwide, blocking outside IPs can protect you from overseas attacks.
Create Secure Usernames and Passwords
Avoid using ‘Admin’ and ‘Password’ as your username and password. Come up with unique and difficult-to-guess login information.
Don’t Save Your Email & Passwords Just Anywhere
Saving your email and password on your browser or sending it to your colleagues over email or otherwise insecure methods can be risky. If you need to exchange this information with others, use secure communication methods like Hipchat.
Earn Your Shopper’s Trust HTTP/SSL for all checkout and important information
Shoppers feel more secure knowing that you are using HTTPS on every step of the checkout process, and on any pages that involve the exchange of sensitive information. Browsers usually display a padlock when a visitor is on a secure page, so shoppers feel safe exchanging information.
Establish Trust by Displaying your Security Seal
Another way to establish trust is by by prominently displaying your security method. The logo can be displayed on the footer throughout the site, and also on all steps of checkout.
The safer your shoppers feel in your Magento store, the more likely they are to complete a purchase. Make sure you take the right security precautions and show your customers that you’re doing all that you can to keep their information safe.