UPDATE: As of July 2018, the Chrome browser is now placing a Not Secure label to the left of http:// format web addresses in the browser address bar. That should be an incentive to get your site upgraded to use the https:// prefix, as well as the additional reasons below…
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In my previous post, I talked about why securing your WordPress site is vitally important these days.
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When I started building WordPress blogs a few years back, they were constantly being hacked. I spent countless hours rebuilding sites only for them to get hacked again.
But slowly I learned how to harden sites against hackers. It’s a skill not enough WordPress webmasters learn and many are unaware of just how easily an unprotected WP blog can be hacked.
Since I’d developed some expertise in building secure blogs, it’s a service I offer to clients and customers. But, every so often, a client messes with the security plugins and protocols I set up and something bad happens.
There were two such cases in point just in the last week.…
So far this year WordPress hackers have broken every record to date…and this should concern anyone who runs a WordPress site.
Back in 2012 an estimated 192,000 WordPress sites were hacked. Now there would have been an overall lesser number of WordPress sites 3 years ago but there still about 58 million of them. So 192,000 hacks would be less than 1% of that number.
In 2013, the number of hacks rose sharply with an estimated 30,000 sites, PER DAY, being hacked. That’s almost 11,000,000 sites in 2013. By the end of that year, there were estimated to be about 75,000,000 WordPress sites in existence. So 15% of sites got hacked …
If you’ve read this blog, or the posts on my Top Design Blogs service blog, you’ll know I bang on about WordPress security quite a bit.
Yet, webmasters don’t seem too concerned that their WordPress blogs are potentially vulnerable to being hacked. I offer a free service over at Top Design Blogs that tests 8 potential weaknesses on a blog but few webmasters take me up on the offer.
So is there an attitude out there that hacking is something that only happens to other people? That the likelihood of your particular blog being hacked is so small that it’s something you can worry about another day?
Hacking of WordPress blogs is becoming a major problem, as I’ve outlined in my Repairing a Hacked WordPress Blog report.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a big business or a small-time webmaster who gets little of no traffic. If you have a WordPress blog, then you’re ripe to be hacked.
Especially if you give no consideration to securing your site.
And most people don’t…because they think it’s too complicated.
Ok, let me throw some statistics at you…
- Only 15% of the 75 Million+ WordPress Sites run the latest WordPress Version!
- 26 million of 36 million self hosted WordPress sites run little or no security
- Website security is your problem and not your