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Hacking – A Huge Concern for Magento store owners

Hackers are always looking for the lowest hanging fruit to make a quick buck. If your Magento site is not secured properly you could be in danger of the attacks below in this article. You will get a quick glimpse into methods underground hackers use to take advantage of people in this industry.

1. Defacing or Showing off

In the underground community defacing a popular site will give some reputation. It shows off your skills to others and gives tons of bragging rights. This is very beneficial for the hacker because it gives chances to meet up and collaborate. This will help the hacker get more info and cause bigger destruction. If you could compare it to something it would be vandalizing a building and having a laugh with the buddies after it.

2. Phishing

When some phishing is happening you really won’t notice anything different with your Magento shop. This type of attack really hurts your business image. Avoid it at all cost because how it works is that somebody out there. They will start crafting a page just like your checkout page, or log in and just starts stealing private customer information. Things like address, emails, passwords, credit cards info, etc. This is so valuable for the hacker because it could be sold for quick cash.

3. Stealing Information

If you somehow to let a hacker get truly deep into your systems. You will have a terrible time because a lot of customer information is going to get stolen. Also, many other methods like phishing and something I’ll talk about below.
Many Magento shops have been victim to hackings and hackers stole a lot of confidential customer data. That type of data is sold off for quick cash on many deep web forums or marketplaces.

4. (Ransomware)

Ransomware is one terrible hacking method that will really hurt you. If you never heard of it before its an attack that encrypts all the computers files. Then it requests a quick payment with some bitcoin. If you don’t know what bitcoin is, it is a currency that is truly anonymous. If you are victim to this attack its either just restart and use your backups or pay up. Below are things you could do for your Magento site to prevent hackings.
Backup

Without using backup you put your whole business at risk. It isn’t really hard to set up some backup. It really could take a couple minutes and your set. This could really be the only method to beat a ransomware attack. Just do a factory reset on your computer and the virus should be gone.

Careful on Downloads

If you accidentally download something and it’s some malware just know that you’re screwed. This gives a hacker a whole look on the inside of your computer. It is honestly so simple to set up some malware, which could easily be bought. This would give features like snoop their browser and computer files. What would happen if they go and check your PayPal with a chrome remembered password. Or even worst to your Magento shop? Get what I’m saying here? Lots of risks that isn’t that well known to the public.

No Easy Passwords

If you using passwords that could be guessed. It isn’t good enough, or better yet somebody doing a simple dictionary attack(Its when you use every word in the dictionary). Lots of cracking methods but could simply be beaten by using randomly generated passwords. Keep it on a piece of paper and on your computer somewhere.
Final thoughts

With getting more knowledge on how hackers do their dirt. Is how you get better at protecting yourself. My methods are the best way to defend yourself against amateurs. The pros are cooking up some innovative methods that no one knows about yet. Magento has some great support and it shouldn’t be very simple to take a site down.

Final thoughts

With getting more knowledge on how hackers do their dirt. Is how you get better at protecting yourself. My methods are the best way to defend yourself against amateurs. The pros are cooking up some innovative methods that no one knows about yet. Magento has some great support and it shouldn’t be very simple to take a site down

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