I just came across an interesting post on WP White Hat Security, which says that 70% of the top 40,000 ranked WordPress websites are vulnerable to hacking attempts. Clearly there is not enough awareness or knowledge among WordPress site owners in this area.
WordPress has become a common target for malicious hackers because it is easy to break into. Just last year over 170,000 WordPress blogs and websites were hacked, and for 2013 the number of hacked WordPress sites is expected to increase even more.
Why is it so when WordPress itself is a very secure platform? Let’s have a look at some statistics from last year’s incidents and learn from them so your WordPress is not the next target.
WordPress security is one of those very important topics that many people talk about but few actually take seriously.
I understand why, most users just can’t visualise things enough in order to comprehend the value of taking the necessary steps to secure their site.
In this article I’ll explain how easy it might be to hack your WordPress site.
How safe is your website? This is the theme of today’s infographic, which compares Joomla and WordPress, plus gives some tips for securing your website. The main security highlights along the 10 year history of WordPress are also shown below.
In June 2013, Checkmarx’s research labs ran multiple security scans against the source code of the most popular WordPress plugins. The result? More than 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins are vulnerable to common Web attacks, such as SQL Injection. In total, 8 million vulnerable WordPress plugins were downloaded. This report presents the research findings as well as recommendations and mitigation measures for plugin developers, Web admins and platform providers when developing and installing third-party extensions. Here’s a summary of the findings: 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins are vulnerable to common Web attacks. This amounts…
Here are a couple of plugins I always rely on for identifying and fixing malware on hacked WordPress websites.
Even with these tools, ridding a hacked site of malware and malicious code is not a task for the faint of heart. If you want to leave things in the hands of professionals, I recommend that you trust Sucuri to clean your website and restore it to its former glory.
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