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PrestaShop store theft

One of the most important things to consider when starting an online store is PrestaShop security. Unfortunately, we must think about the fact that there can always be cruel people who would threaten our lives for your sake. This is not to say that you should worry too much about it, but it is recommended that you spend your time and resources thinking about the security of your PrestaShop.

We understand that this may seem a more difficult topic than others, although many eCommerce does not want to deal with this because of time or technical knowledge issues, they are also “forced” to know how to work in order.

PrestaShop vulnerabilities

They are almost the same as any platform or CMS used to create online stores, any attacker is always looking for loopholes to try to break the security of PrestaShop like Magento or WooCommerce, for example. They try to control your website and can take over your website completely. The main PrestaShop risks and what are the most common ones.

Cross-Site Scripting

Through a breach of the security of the program installed on the server, hackers can access the bazaar and inject their codes without the managers of the bazaar even realizing it.

The precious equitable of XSS attacks is not the eCommerce itself but the users and customers who interact with it. That sneaky letter aims to seize data and passwords or sessions as well. In some cases, it can ascend to install the program in the group of the affected itself to monitor their interaction unharmed our website and seize hold of it.

What it does is to manage that letter in the user’s browser, in any path that supports the working income which can be an internal search engine, recipe book, or clarification, and redirect it to a malicious URL.

How do we protect PrestaShop?

First, from the source code itself. We need to make sure that no one can do HTML or JavaScript in the comment fields. This is a task that depends on the developer of each program and must be monitored by the security manager of our store. It is also recommended to install measures such as WAF (Web Application Firewall) from the server. This type of security filters and blocks (if necessary) all web application traffic

The user also has a role in this and should not click on links that might seem suspicious, but, as it is not our role to make him understand this, it will be better to take the measures in our power to avoid such problems. After all, we are responsible for your security.

Thinking about what an XSS attack and other vulnerabilities that we will discuss below may entail, it is always a good idea to implement protocols that sanitize the input of the information by the user.

Obviously, we need customers to be able to interact with the web to buy, so we cannot restrict it totally (it would not make sense), but we can do what in web security terms is called input validation and sanitization.