11 Proven Ways to Secure WordPress Website

August 10, 2016

11 Proven Ways to Secure WordPress Website

The WordPress platform is one of the top, most user-friendly Content Management Systems (CMS) available to website owners. It has been deployed in large and small organizations. With its popularity, it has become a popular target for hackers and spammers.

According to WP White Security, more than 70% of WordPress installations are vulnerable to attacks. And each year thousands of WordPress websites are getting hacked like in 2013 approximately 90,000 WordPress websites were hacked. And every year these numbers are increasing. Most of the time the purpose of these attacks are not to hack your site and steal your data or delete crucial files,  but the main purpose of the crackers are that they want to take over the server so they can use it for their malicious purpose like sending spamming mail, or make a part the botnet, etc.

How WordPress websites get hacked?

Well, there are many ways hackers can hack WordPress websites most common ways are

  • Because of the security vulnerability on the hosting platform. Vulnerability in hosting platform could allow crackers to attack by many techniques like using a URL parameter to route an SQL injection.

  • Some coding issues in the theme or plug-in, that website owner were using. If your plug-in or themes are not updated then they can use available exploits to hack you or they....

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