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How to Secure Your E-Commerce Website?


December 9, 2019 ( Newswire)


Passwords to access your store, FTP access or admin part - all of them must contain complex passwords that are difficult to find.

Passwords like pass123 are very simple. It is advisable to make life harder for hackers who are trying to find your password by brute force. Use special characters to generate a password. Strong passwords should look like this: !sV5gC6zO^eIN$r

There are many online services for generating complex passwords. You can find them easily.

This raises the following question: how to store passwords so that an intruder does not get them? The simplest option is in Google protected documents. But it is better to use special programs that encrypt all your data on your PC. All you need to do is remember your master password.

Do not save FTP passwords in TotalCommander and other FTP clients. If your PC is infected, passwords can be easily read in the settings. Also do not send passwords via online messengers, Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype - which are vulnerable to hacking or hacking.

IP blocking

If you have a convenient and high-quality hosting you can completely exclude access to your site via FTP, SSH protocols, except your IP address using FireWall. In this case, no matter how much the intruder tries - he will not be able to get to the online store or site and place malicious code via FTP or admin panel. All it has to do is try to upload malicious code through the store's admin panel. But even here we can block its access via IP. If you want to block access by IP address, use the .htaccess file To allow only your IP access to the folder, you need to specify the IP addresses from which you will normally access the required folder. Save the .htaccess file and upload it to the desired folder. After that, the user from someone else's address will not be able to do it.

There is one more option - you can disallow access to the right folder through the settings of your hosting.

Regular updates of the online store and its components.

If you use free open-source online store engines, it means that the attackers also know all the subtleties and "holes" in the stores. The best advice is to update yourself regularly. This applies to the core or engine of the store, and Mageworx extensions that may be installed in the store. Do not forget that you also need to always have an up to date version of the server, where your site and online store is hosted.

Antivirus protection.

You should have an Anti-virus program installed on your working computer, which not only monitors and checks the files you copy to your computer but also monitors your activity on the Internet so that you do not catch any Trojans or malicious code on malicious sites while surfing the web.

Make backups!

Don't forget to enable the regular storage of your store (backups). You can do this in the admin part of the hosting without problems.

Some services offer automatic backups. In this case, if you hack into the store, you will be able to "rollback" to the previous and clean version, so that the site was not lying and then to find out the problem.

Analyze the statistics

If you are hacked, you will have a great increase in email traffic, for example, if an intruder starts sending spam from your server. This can be easily determined visually on the server statistics.

That's all for now.

I think these simple tips will save you time and nerves!

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