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Code Red - The latest zero day vulnerability, the Heartbleed Bug in the OpenSSL cryptographic library. Affects tech providers using OpenSSL's 1.0.1 and the 1.0.2-beta release.
Version 1.2: Intrusion Detection
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Why protect your WordPress website?
Most Wordpress hack attacks are due to a configuration error or failing to sufficently maintain Wordpress.
WordPress now powers more than 60 million websites - 26.5% of the Web. As the most used Content Management System with a 59.6% market share.
To enhance Wordpress functionality, there are 44,000 plugins available.
Various plugin functionality exists from adding a contact form to the site to optimising a WordPress site for increased search engine visibility and even publishing new posts to Twitter and Facebook.
A vulnerability against a plugin will generate vulnerabilites across millions of WordPress websites. Security for Wordpress sites is an ongoing process, as it is constantly being updated.
WordPress is often hacked as hackers specifically target sites one of the most used systems - WordPress
Malicious code or database injections onto your site that link back to other sites. Often adult themed sites! The TimThumb LFI vulnerability compromised 1.2 million websites with 200,000 WordPress sites linking to such sites. Not good for a company's online reputation!
Less obvious - quietly assisting the Search engine rankings of the target site with links hidden from normal view.
The Panama Papers Leak was due to law firm Mossack Fonseca not keeping their Wordpress web sites updated, with 11.5 million customer documents hacked.
Make security a priority!
So what can you do to help protect yourself and secure your Wordpress site?
To reduce the probability of having your WordPress site hacked, there are preventative steps and security configuration improvements that can be deployed. At the very least your WordPress website will require WordPress security hardening / configuration review.
Get in touch with us today and we will assist!