For a very long time, WordPress security has always been a major source of concern for most users. I’m sure you must learned about a few cases of WordPress sites or blogs getting hacked. The most recent mass attack on Worpress blogs about a few months ago exposed quite a great deal of logins. WordPress is often updated but still, users carelessness and vulnerability caused by certain plugins doesn’t help matters. Not too long ago, I read on a blog about vulnerabilities cause by W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache. Both of these plugins are widely used and this means a lot of sites were susceptible to getting hacked before authors of both plugins released an update that fixed the issue.
There are certain things to know and very important steps you should take to avoid comprising your WordPress blog / website security. The infographic below gives a detailed analysis of these and more:
So, are you taking the necessary measures to protect your website? As explained above, the vulnerability can be greatly reduced by:
1. Updating to the latest version of WP available
2. Updating your plugins
3. Securing your computer with a good antivirus and anti-spyware / firewall
4. Using a strong password
5. Securing wp-config.php file
…and more. Despite all these, WordPress remains a great, open source CMS with awesome features.