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Top 5 WordPress Vulnerabilities and Easy Solutions

WordPress is available for free, and the current generation considers it as being the best tool for blogging.

From past few years, WordPress has gained huge popularity among bloggers community by beating Drupal and Blogger like platforms. But the sad truth is that this popularity has introduced so many WordPress vulnerabilities . Actually, the template system and plugin architecture for WordPress are designed using MySQL and PHP, so hackers find it easier to ruin the valuable content.

Today, unlimited websites are running on WordPress, so it is important to take essential steps to fix the vulnerabilities.

Experts reveal that latest updates help WordPress users to fix most of the troubles and they can stay safe from unbearable attacks of hackers. If you are also running a website or blog on WordPress, it is high time to know some common fixes to handle Top WordPress Vulnerabilities 2018. The information below can help you to protect your data online.

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WordPress Security Statistics 2018

According to W3Techs, a service run by Austrian consulting firm Q-Success  (that surveys the top 10 million sites ranked on Alexa):

“WordPress is used by 30.5% of all the websites, that is a content management system market share of 60.1%.”

Their reports are updated daily. 

“73.2% of the most popular WordPress installations are vulnerable to vulnerabilities which can be detected using free automated tools.” – WpWhiteSecurity.com

“The four most common WordPress malware infections are Backdoors, Drive-by downloads, Pharma hacks, and Malicious redirects.” – Smashing Magazine

“Organizations increasing security budgets with 50% in 2017.” – cybersecurity.isaca.org

“Only 39% of WordPress websites are running the most current version of the software (4.8).” – WordPress

“81% of attacks are based on insecure or stolen passwords, being the main tactic used.” – Panda Security

“Only around 40 percent of WordPress sites are up to date.” – TorqueMag.io

“If you can protect yourself against plugin vulnerabilities and brute force attacks, you are accounting for over 70% of the security problem.” – Wordfence.com

“53% of enterprises experienced more attacks this year than in the year prior.” – cybersecurity.isaca.org

“Ransomware attacks increased by 36 percent in 2017.” – Symantec.com

“In 2016, the U.S government spent a $28 billion on cyber security — and this is expected to increase in 2017 – 2018.” – Taxpayer.net

“Every day, Safe Browsing discovers thousands of new unsafe sites. Many of these are legitimate websites that have been compromised by hackers. Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing each week.” – Google

“According to a recent report by wpscan.org, of the 3,972 known WordPress security vulnerabilities:
52% are from WordPress plugins
37% are from core WordPress
11% are from WordPress themes” – ithemes.com

“41% were hacked through a security vulnerability on their hosting platform.” – wpwhitesecurity.com

“Top usernames being attacked: admin, Admin, administrator, test, root. ” – wpsmackdown.com

“EnableSecurity’s scan of Alexa’s Top 1,000,000 websites found that 41,106 websites were running WordPress (a little over 4% of these top websites).” – NakedSecurity

“18 million WordPress users were compromised during the worst breach of WordPress security.” – Skilled

“Hackers attack WordPress sites both big and small, with over 90,978 attacks happening per minute.” – Wordfence

“8% of WordPress security breaches happen as the result of a weak password.” – WPSmackDown

“84% of all security vulnerabilities on the internet are the result of Cross-Site Scripting or XSS attacks.” – Acunetix

“SQL injections occur when an attacker gains access to your WordPress database and to all of your website data.” – Ahsay

“Only 48% of WordPress websites are running the most current version of the software (4.9).” – WordPress.org

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“Only 40% of WordPress websites are running the most current version of the php (7.2).” – WordPress.org

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10 Free WordPress Vulnerabilities Detectors Online

Studies reveal that most of the WordPress websites stay on the prime target for hackers. If you stop being careful about your website security, you can be their next preference. Therefore it is essential to maintain a routine check on website vulnerabilities so that you can stay aware of all the loopholes and can protect your online platform from hackers.

Below we have highlighted 10 Free WordPress Vulnerabilities Detectors Online. Hope these details will help you to maintain your website secure:

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How to Initiate a Brute Force Attack Prevention Process

With WordPress running almost one third of the world’s websites, hackers have found an amazing pool to work through.

What makes WordPress vulnerable?

Well, security breaches in WP themes and plugins could be one reason. Even a very small vulnerability found in a WordPress install can expose millions of websites.

If you check Sucuri Website, you can see only a small amount of the security problems reported daily.

43 percent of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses – Symantec Report



Symantec Report

Are you using WordPress?

Then, you definitely need to pay extra care on your business.

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Wordpress Security Hacks

10 Fast and Easy WordPress Security Hacks You Need to Implement Today

If you are currently running a WordPress website, without focusing on keeping your site code secure, you may be exposed to some serious problems.

It’s very important to know that WordPress security is not automatic.

If you check the WordPress Attack Report (October 2017) provided by Wordfence, you will certainly start thinking of ways to protect your WordPress blog/site. Also keep in mind that, in December 2017, WordPress websites were under highest brute force attack.

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7 Best Cloud Hosting Providers 2018

Cloud hosting is the best solution for the startup small business, which provide the best cloud hosting services at very cheap cost. Hosted platforms are a subset of cloud computing that let you virtually set up technologies such as servers, web apps, databases storage, virtual network and more.

It’s provide hosting solution for websites on virtual servers. You can use this anytime anywhere, your data has been secured with backup facilities. Cloud hosting service provider is the best for your startup.

There are different kinds of hosting services such as shared hosting, dedicated hosting and Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting. As your need choose the service of provider.

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7 of the best cloud hosting providers for 2018

Thanks to all of the advances in modern technology over the last few decades, the Internet is now more important than ever for everyday life, and truthfully, without it, life would instantly grind to a standstill.

We pay our bills online, we earn money online, we do our shopping online, we communicate online, and much more on top of that. As a business owner, it is no longer recommended to have a website, it is now considered a necessity, no matter which goods and services you have on offer.

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Opt-In Content Locker for WordPress

Opt-In Content Locker for WordPress

This plugin is really neat. It’s not as much as a security plugin but it will help you protect your content until the reader will subscribe to your email campaign, which is really great.

Opt-In Content Locker is a plugin that allows you to lock important content on your WordPress website and display it for subscribed users only. All you need to do is to wrap protected content with shortcodes [optinlocker]...[/optinlocker].

If people want to view this content, they must submit their name/e-mail. After submission, all the locked content becomes visible.

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Best WordPress Security Tips and Plugins

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS (Content Management System) on the internet these days. Around 26.6% of the websites are made in WordPress.

WordPress is known for being a very secure CMS and the software usually pushes updates to patch all the known vulnerabilities. However, third party themes and plugins make WordPress vulnerable. Sometimes hackers also find vulnerabilities in WordPress that allow them to hack the whole server.

Unfortunately, it is precisely its popularity that makes it such an appealing target.

Based on the recent report made by Sucuri, 78% of the hacked websites use WordPress CMS.

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