Having a particular version of the software easily discoverable makes hacker’s job easier and allows automated scrapers to gather a database of URLs with particular software versions that can be used at an event of security vulnerability discovery for attacks. Of course, hiding the Magento version won’t be enough to secure your store, but it is just a simple step to take, just like changing your admin URL that makes store a little bit more secure.
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Adding a new item to the navigation menu is fairly simple.
We will add this ability to a custom module. There is no need to modify core Magento files or templates and layouts.