With 23% market penetration, WordPress poses a serious threat to many

23% of the top 10 million websites use WordPress.

Its high market saturation makes it an equally large target for any sort of criminal hacking activity. When software reaches a high market saturation it automatically becomes a target for criminals.

Last year alone, 24 WordPress vulnerabilities were exposed.

There have been hundreds of accounts of WordPress vulnerabilities, and just as many exploited by hackers. For instance ‘Rev Slider’, a popular WordPress plugin, had a serious vulnerability that resulted in 100,000 websites being hacked.

A quick glimpse of my news feed on WordPress hacks reveals some scary headlines:

Experts advise that downloading plugins just because they’re there is a bad idea. Limit the number of plugins on your site to those that are necessary, and do a quick search to find out if the plugin has any known vulnerabilities before installing it. But remember: even the most popular, best researched plugins can have holes in them.

Another important tip is to update WordPress as frequently as possible – more often than once a month, and as soon as a new update is available!

CVEdetails.com and WPScan provide useful vulnerability statistics for WordPress.

Sophos Labs has identified that 30,000 sites are hacked every day. Don’t be another statistic. Get secure now.

Find out whether your website is secure today by contacting IT Governance for a penetration test to iron out any vulnerabilities in your website or network infrastructure.

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