WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System. Over the past few years, WordPress has become the choice for non-blogging websites. Taking care of your website is very important because even a small security issue will ruin your site. This article will help you educate yourself about the common WordPress security issues and solutions.
3 Common WordPress Security Issues
Attacks and Injections
A WordPress site is vulnerable to brute force attacks. WordPress does not limit the login attempt, hence the hackers will repeatedly enter the password against the username until they find the right match. Even if the attacker does not gain the entry to your website, your service provider will suspend your site due to the repeated login attempt. For example, if you are using a shared hosting plan, brute force attacks will overload the system then your provider will suspend your account. The WordPress platform without installing any updates is also vulnerable to both SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.
Access to sensitive files
If a hacker receives the access to your website’s sensitive files, they will exploit your website. Hackers try to get the access to such files through your website’s PHP codes. To get the PHP codes they will target the themes and plugins you installed in your website. Once they enter into your website they can easily modify your wp-config.php files that are used during WP installation.
Another type of issue is malware attacks. Malware gains unauthorized access to your site and infects your system. Some of the malware are Backdoors, Malicious redirects, Pharma hacks, and Drive-by downloads. If your WordPress version is not up to date this will helps the malware to easily infect your website.
Now let’s discuss how we can overcome all these issues.
Keeping your WordPress up to date
Always keep your WordPress version up to date. Because WordPress team always update their security and vulnerability flaws to keep hackers away. This will helps you to make your website safe.
Installing Security Plugins
You can install security plugins from the most trustworthy sources. The WordPress platform itself is providing different security plugins. You can make use of it according to your website needs.
Choosing good quality Host
Always choose good quality hosting. Before choosing the provider make sure to research them by checking their reviews. Aspiration Hosting is one of the top Web Hosting Companies. We always provide good quality services to our customers.
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