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Security in your store

Merchants do not have to worry about their store security. Online store complies with to the highest international safety standards so you can rest assured that your store and your customers are safe. All stores operate via a secure connection (HTTPS), protected by an SSL certificate.
However, you need to protect your account by using strong passwords. And if your store is added to your own website, you need to take care of that site’s security as well.

In this article, we describe some tips that will be useful your everyday internet surfing.

Use strong passwords

Use strong and unique passwords for each of your accounts, from your online store to your email and social media. When creating passwords follow general recommendations from Google:

Do:

Create a unique password for every account
Your password should consist of at least 6 characters
Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols
Use upper and lower case

Don’t use:

General words and common expressions
Keyboard patterns like “qwerty” or “12345”
Personal information: names, addresses, ID numbers, and other.

Install a password manager – a special service that generates unique and strong passwords and keeps them safe. When you use a password vault, you need to remember just one master password to the vault. We recommend using 1Password and LastPass.

If you use Gmail, we also recommend that you enable two-step verification for your account.

Secure your domain

To secure your domain, you need to be the owner of it. If you’re using your custom domain name for your store, make sure that you own it. If your domain is owned by anyone else, this person can potentially sell the domain name or connect it to another site.

If you are just going to buy a domain name, register it for your own name.

Install an SSL certificate for your website

An SSL certificate protects the data sent through your site — customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card details — from hacker attacks.

If you added the store to your own website that doesn’t have an SSL certificate, your store is still protected, but your customers will not see the secure "lock" icon anywhere except during checkout, which they might find frustrating. In this case you have to purchase and install SSL for your own website.

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