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Enhance Magento 2 Website Security

abhishek oberoi
Published: November 11, 2022

In this world of e-Commerce, most sites are attractive targets to hackers because of the huge amount of transactions and purchases done on daily basis.

Even if the transactions are not directly processed within the website. The hacker can compromise while rerouting the customer to a false page or during payment processing.

To avoid such a scenario of spoofing on your Magento 2 website, you can use the Magento 2 Security module. The module will provide security advancements for your store.

The store owner can blacklist IPs and can also ban entire country’s users from accessing the website. The admin can even stop the customers or other sub-admins to add restricted file types on the website.

Some of the benefits of having the following extension are as follow:

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Security Against Proxy Logins & IP Spoofing

Brute attacks and proxy login are one of the most common attacks which are encountered. If you are having an easy login and password then the chances are even higher. This can lead to a huge loss for the website owners.

To prevent the following brute attacks, you can use the Magento 2 Security module in which the store owner can keep a log of the brute attacks with their URL and can even restrict those IPs

magento security brute force login

The brute attacks will report automatically to the Abuse IP with the module. Even if the confidence score is lower than the one defined by the admin then the admin will not be able to login to the website.

magento2 security Abuse ipdb

Correct File Permission

Many website owners who are running their business through ecommerce are not aware of all the technical aspects of the website code end.

Even if you know the technical aspect and what to provide correct file access for all files. It is often hard to check each file through the command prompt and update the file access.

This often leads to some loopholes in vulnerable files on the website like providing more access to the files than required.

magento2 security view permissions

To avoid such a scenario, Magento 2 Security module offers the store owner to view all the files and if the required access is not available the store owner can view the error status for the respective file.

File Uploads

File upload vulnerability is one of the major threads of nowadays ecommerce. Malicious files can provide hackers access to a web server using a reverse shell or backdoor.

Let’s take an example, suppose you have the Magento 2 website and the customer will upload a profile image.

It can be in any format like png, jpg, or pdf, and the hacker can write the code in the language in which the code is written like php and upload it as a jpg.

This will give access to the hacker to hack into your site. But with this module, the store owner can restrict those file extension uploads which may carry buggy codes.

Also, the admin can get email notifications for the uploads of malicious file extensions.

Validate Customer

It is quite difficult to keep a check on the fraud customers who create fake accounts and share bad reviews on popular products or websites to lower their ratings.

Well! With the Magento 2 Security module, the customer who has a valid email address will be able to log in by mailbox layer.

In addition, the store owner can enable two-factor authentication for the logged-in users to prevent theft of the customer’s identity for all the ill work.

Magento 2 security module QR code

That is all for this article, if you would like to know more about how to make your Magento 2 website more secure, then please reach out to our team via [email protected]