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Tips for maintaining security in ecommerce sites

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    For any ecommerce site or shopping cart to maintain secure there should good password protection, implement security certificate(SSL) for the store, software functionality should be checked regularly, Bugs should be cleared in shopping cart software periodically. Fore more details read: http://apptha.com/blog/top-4-ecommer...cy-betterment/

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    12 ways to protect your ecommerce site from hacking:
    1. Choose a secure eccomerce platform.
    2. Use a secure connection for online checkout
    3. Don't store sensitive data
    4. Employ an address and card verification system
    5. Require strong passwords
    6. Set up system alerts for suspicious activity
    7. Layer your security
    8. Provide security training to employess
    9. Use tracking numbers for all orders.
    10. Monitor your site regularly
    11. Perform regular PCI scans
    12. Patch your system

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    Few of the points are mentioned below are top ways to improve eCommerce store security

    1) Create custom path of your CMS
    2) Choose user name and password wisely
    3) Do not use the same credential anywhere
    4) Never save passwords in computer or browser
    5) If you are outsourcing the work, make sure you change password before and after the work
    6) Always use unique and private email address
    7) Keep HTTPS/SSL for all login pages
    8) Restrict admin access to only approved IPs
    9) Keep Anti-Virus software up-to-date
    10) Take backup of ecommerce store regularly

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    1. Use only the latest Magento version
    2. Use two-factor authentication
    3. Use a custom path to the admin panel
    4. Use an encrypted connection (SSL/HTTPS)
    5. Use Secure FTP
    6. Do not set file permissions to 777
    7. Carry out regular Magento backups
    8. Disable directory indexing
    9. Choose strong passwords
    10. Never reuse admin Magento password anywhere else

    Source: http://blog.aheadworks.com/2014/05/m...lnerabilities/

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    Here's a blog post with some really helpful methods for keeping your site secure: The Magento Flaw: Protecting Your Ecommerce Site.

    You can also check your poodle vulnerability really easily using this online tool. (It's free, don't worry!)

    Good luck!

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    I think updates are very essential, make sure that you choose the right update that can help you with your security.

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    Make sure you are running the latest version of Magento, and/or patch regularly. It is also a good idea to check if your website is infected with malware BEFORE you install security patch.

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