There has been increasing threat to online business in terms of malware, frauds, hacking and several other security challenges. eCommerce is booming at unprecedented rate making it preferred target for hackers. Since Magento is a leading eCommerce platform, it is a natural target for hackers to exploit. Keeping on top of the security of your site is extremely important for your store as well as your customer information. Most recently authentication bypass vulnerability left 200,000 merchants’ data vulnerable to hackers. To fix such vulnerabilities in web platforms and prevents security vulnerabilities Magento releases various security patches.
A patch is a piece of software designed to update the computer program or the supporting data to fix any loopholes and enhance security. These usually fix vulnerabilities on your Magento development platform and other bugs that may be causing issues on your site. Magento releases patches on regular basis whenever they find vulnerabilities in the system. Sometimes there are bugs that cause vulnerability in the security of your site. It is extremely important to update your site with all latest security patches as soon as possible to make your site more secure.
Magento is equipped with a some great built-in security related features. There is always more that can be done to make your Magento store highly secure from hackers & other security breaches. Magento regularly releases new security patches to keep your eCommerce store & its data safe. It is industry best practice to ensure your Magento eCommerce website is up-to date with latest Magento security patch.