WordPress Security

Posted on: October 19, 2018
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WordPress security is a huge importance for all website owners running on the platform, as well as Magento owners who use the system as an integration. Every week, Google blacklists thousands of websites for malware and phishing. 

If you’re serious about your website and its data, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress security and updates. At aware we like to take security seriously, and want to make sure your website is running the latest and most secure versions of WordPress.

Why to keep your WordPress up to date.

A hacked website can cause damage to your business, its reputation revenue and future prospects. Hackers have the ability to steal users information, passwords and install malicious software. 

Other aspects can also be affected by having an out of date WordPress Install. Some of these are;

Bumping Seo 

A particularly popular hack for WordPress is to gain access to its database and add a bunch of (hidden) text underneath each post, linking to another website. It’s a really quick way to bump one’s SEO score, although Google is getting more vigilant about this behavior, and blacklistings are increasing.

Spam, Spam and Spam

Spam accounts for about 60% of all emails, and it has to be sent from somewhere. Many hackers want to gain entry to your server through a faulty plugin or an ancient version of WordPress core so that they can turn your server into a spamming machine.

Stealing server resources

Mining cryptocurrency is very popular now, but it takes a lot of computing power. Hackers who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a server farm will break into unprotected WordPress websites and gain access to servers or to your websites’ visitors and steal computing power.

Conclusion

Is WordPress unsecure? no, by no means. WordPress is constantly getting updates and fixes, mostly reported by the community and hacks that happen. 

Having security in mind, every line of code you run on your website might be a potential risk. If you’ve got any questions, why not drop us an email and let us help you put your mind at ease.

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