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Magento (now Adobe Commerce) power thousands of eCommerce websites today.

If you own an online store, then most probably, you would have heard about Magento or already using it. One of the essential for any online business is to ensure their store is safe from a hacker.

The latest security report by Astra shows that 62% of the Magento store has at least one vulnerability.

How do you ensure your Magento shop doesn’t expose to an online security risk?

One of the essential things to do is to apply hardening tips to protect from online threats and use cloud-based WAF. But what if you would like to see the current security posture of your online store? How do you know if that doesn’t contain any security flaws?

That’s why you need a security scanner to run the test on-demand or schedule it. The following are some of the popular scanners which you can use to run against your Magento site.


MageReport is one of the popular scanners to check the Magento website for known security vulnerabilities in FREE, including the following.

  • Security patch 9652, 6482, 7405, 6788
  • Admin disclosure
  • RCE/webforms vulnerability
  • Visbot malware
  • API exposed
  • Brute force attacks
  • Ransomware
  • Gurulnc Javascript
  • And much more…

MageReport not just checks the core Magento but also some known 3rd party extensions for vulnerabilities. You may also register at MageReport to get notified of a new vulnerability found.


SUCURI is not specific to Magento but will be useful to test the website for various components. Useful to fast analyze your site against common online threats.

  • Malware
  • Blacklisting
  • Injected SPAM
  • Defacements


External Scan by Foregeneix test and provide a high-level report of the following checks.

  • Magento shoplift
  • Magmi
  • Outdated version
  • Unprotected version control
  • Cloud Harvester malware
  • Credit card hijack
  • XSS, RSS attack
  • Secrets leak
  • Admin takeover/disclosure

The test report is shown on the screen and also sent to your email address in PDF format.

Security Patch Tester

Patch Tester is specially designed to help if your Magento store is vulnerable to any latest security risk.

If you are just looking to verify the security patch, it would be a quick and handy tool.

Mage Scan

Mage Scan is not an online scanner; instead, you got to install it on your server. If you are looking to test the intranet Magento site, then Mage Scan would be a good choice.

Magento Security Scan

A security scanner tool by Magento Commerce. You need to create an account (it’s FREE) and verify the site ownership before running the scan.

The good thing is, you can actually schedule to run a scan daily or weekly and get the report to your email.


An enterprise-ready web-based vulnerability scanner that doesn’t slow down the site during a scan. Acunetix offers a comprehensive security scan covering not just Magento specific but overall everything for the website.

Scan results contain potential resolution, which helps developers and security experts to fix the issues quickly. You can track them on your favorite bug tracker like Jira, GitHub, Bugzilla, etc.

And for compliance officers or business owners, you can generate a PCI, HIPAA, DSS, OWASP top 10 reports if you need them.

What’s next?

Hosting also plays a vital role in performance and security so ensure you host your online store on a reliable hosting platform. And, if not already, you should implement cloud-based WAF like Sucuri or Astra to protect from online threats. You may also use these malware scanners to check if your system is infected.

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