In 2019, WordPress accounted for 83% of infected content management sites. Make sure you are not involved in this and learn how to safely manage your WordPress website.
Vulnerabilities in the WordPress core account for less than 10% of all WordPress hacks. Most of them are associated with outdated WordPress installations.
The number of hacks that occur in actual security holes in recent versions (also known as zero-day exploits) in the WordPress core account for a tiny percentage of all hacks. Other sites were infected via plugins, themes, hosting, or users.
In this article, we already discussed the importance of updating your plugins on time.
Most hacked WordPress websites are automatically compromised by a bot or botnet.
Bots are computer programs that constantly look for websites to hack. They don’t care who you are; they are simply looking for weak points in your defense.
A botnet combines the computing power of many bots to solve more serious problems.
Hackers are primarily looking for a path to your server so that they can use the processing power of your server and use it for some other purpose or task. Hackers need your server for the following reasons.
Why Does Security Matter So Much?
How to prevent all of this
Watch for Third-Party Code
Third-party plugins and themes are a breeding ground for hacks. They are also the most difficult nut to crack when it comes to securing your website.
Most WordPress hacks are caused by plugins, themes, and outdated copies of WordPress.No software is 100% secure, but many plugins and themes have either not been updated by their developers for a long time or were not initially secure.
Less code means less hacking. So, before installing another plugin, ask yourself if you really need it. Maybe there is any other way to solve this problem? If you’re sure you need a plugin or theme, then choose it wisely.
Check the rating, “last updated” date, and required PHP version when browsing the WordPress plugin directory. If you find what you were looking for and everything seems to work, look for any mentions of it on a reliable security blog like Sucuri.
Is WordPress insecure? Of course, it’s not. The WordPress core is constantly updated, and most WordPress hack posts do not come from WordPress itself. Is the culture around WordPress insecure? It is!
But by keeping in mind the security of every line of code you write, every plugin you add, and every paid hosting bill, you can at least ensure that you are running a secure website that will preserve your reputation and your data safe.