Security is one of the hottest topics in WordPress at the moment, and it has been for a while now. There have always been concerns with security in the WordPress world, and that’s where some of the best security plugins have come in to put people’s minds at rest. Although there are still those who question the effectiveness of such security plugins, there are some that can do a very good job at keeping your WordPress site safe and secure in many ways. Rather than go through all this discussion in this review though, I’d suggest reading this article about understanding…
WordPress is one of the most popular website development platforms because it is not only free but it has a sufficiently large community, which is flexible, powerful enough to cater the varied requirements of website developers and owners. However, with the bundle of benefits associated with this platform comes a major drawback as well, which is the website’s security concern that runs on WordPress. This is simply due to the fact that the websites running on WordPress are targeted by most of the hackers, spammers and bots.
This article explains why the security of your WordPress blogs and websites should not solely depend on WordPress security plugins. It also looks into other attack surfaces a typical WordPress installation has and gives a brief overview of what you can do to address these potential attack surfaces.
WordPress might be easy to setup and use but maintaining it and ensuring its security is another story. We’ve decided to play our part in making things easier, and the result of that is the new WP Security Bloggers website and RSS feed.
Earlier this month, WP Mayor ran an article about WordPress Security, including the following statistics on the 117,000 WordPress sites hacked in 2013: 41% were hacked via their hosting provider. This means that the hackers exploited a vulnerability, or took advantage of insecure hosting provider configuration to be able to hack into the WordPress blogs and websites hosted by the vulnerable hosting provider. 29% were hacked via a vulnerability in the WordPress theme they were using. This means a hacker identified a vulnerability in a theme that was installed on the WordPress installation and by exploiting it, the attacker managed…
Here’s a very interesting infographic I came across today and would like to share with you. It’s about WordPress security, and really puts things in perspective.
We also recently started offering WordPress security services such as hack cleanups, security audits and security lockdowns, do check them out if you’d like to make sure your WordPress site is 100% secure.
HELP! My WordPress website got hacked! What should I do next?
WordPress is the world’s leading content management system and this makes it a popular target for both amateur and professional hackers.
Unfortunately, every day people go through the shock of discovering that their site has been hacked. After the initial shock, panic usually kicks in.
Most probably from time to time you felt the need, or tried to secure your WordPress installation. You feel such urge because one of your websites got hacked, or a fellow blogger’s WordPress got hacked and infected with malware. Maybe you have heard the marketing mantra “If your WordPress website or blog is your main source of income, keep it secure and malware free to succeed in the online world!”. It might be a marketing mantra and scaremongering from security companies, but it is the truth!
With hackers and spammers taking a keen interest in breaking the security of WordPress blogs, we review the top WordPress security plugins available today.