How To Make a WordPress Website In 2018 That’s Hacker Proof
Learn how to make a WordPress website 2018 that’s – hacker proof. STOP watching these silly build a website tutorials that teach nothing about WordPress website security a simple SSL certificate will not stop hackers in this day and age. WordPress website security now needs to be taken more serious than how the website looks, WordFence a security plugin just this week 18th DEC 2017 reported seeing up to 190,000 WordPress sites targeted per hour. yes per hour, so please take security more serious or your website may just disappear in 2018.
3 REASONS WHY YOUR WORDPRESS SITE IS LIKELY TO GET HACKED
Many business owners opt for WordPress because it is inexpensive, extremely popular and easy-to-use and boasts a large marketplace of add-ons. However, these reasons are exactly why WordPress is the most hacked CMS.
Here are three reasons why that may be the case:
1. Extreme Popularity
Unfortunately, popularity comes at a price. The more popular an application or platform becomes; the more hackers have to gain from it. If a hacker is aiming to steal data or confidential information, it is most fruitful for him or her to target the platform which has the most data and confidential information included.
2. Out-of-Dated WordPress
Plugins In addition to its large user-base, WordPress websites are often hacked due to their out-of-date plugins (Softpedia). Most WordPress websites come standard with little functionality. Business owners like WordPress because they can pick and choose from an assortment of add-ons to build their website to their exact specifications. However, webmasters need to update these plugins when new versions become available. And what happens if they don’t? They continue using outdated, hackable add-ons; an endless gold mine for hackers.
3. Unreliable Hosts
While this is not always the case, we do see that some website owners looking to save money opt for WordPress. In an effort to save even more money, they may decide to host their website with low-cost companies. The major disadvantage to hosting with a large, inexpensive service is the lack of hands-on technical support you receive. Although the cost may be a bit more, hosting with a local business will ensure that your website receives the attention it deserves. Keeping your most important assets safe from malicious attacks with a security team that offers 24/7 monitoring will ensure that your site is operating securely.
WordPress Continues to Be by Far the Most Hacked CMS. The first ever Sucuri – Hacked Website Report provided so much wealth of information that Softpedia had material for two stories. The company’s report for Q2 comes once again to provide more insight into the world of website hacking, where WordPress continued to be the most targeted platform.
Based on the most recent report, things didn’t change from Q1 at all. Sucuri experts called in to investigate hacked websites continued to clean out more WordPress sites than anything else.
Three in four hacked websites was running WordPress
Statistics showed that investigators disinfected a WordPress installation every four websites. Of course, WordPress having a +50% market share was the reason why most hackers concentrate their efforts on the CMS since they have a bigger attack surface to play with.
The other CMS platforms on this list were Joomla (16 percent), Magento (5 percent), Drupal (2 percent), and vBulletin (0.32 percent).
But this stat isn’t saying why these sites got hacked. A better stat is that showing the percentage of compromised sites running out-of-date software. Here, only 55 percent of the hacked WordPress sites were running an out-of-date version.
WordPress was in a much rosy position compared to Magento, where 96 percent of all hacked websites had been compromised because their owners forgot to update.
In fact, WordPress was in the best position among all major CMSs, with Joomla’s percentage being 86 percent, and Drupal with 84 percent.
Out-of-date WordPress plugins continue to be a big problem
The reason why WordPress still had a very large number of hacked websites, despite running up-to-date versions was that webmasters usually forgot to update plugins.
In Q2, the same three plugins accounted for 22 percent of all hacked WordPress sites, showing that admins are still using the same ol’ hackable add-ons, and that very few learned anything from Sucuri’s first report.
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