How secure is your WordPress website?

Wordpress has been the #1 CMS solution for many webmasters, lately it has been used by many business owners such as plumbers, joiners, dentists, printers, real estate agents, hotels, the list goes on!

Lately, there has been an increase in the number of websites based on wordpress being hacked. WordPress is an open source program which means the source code of the software is available free of cost to anyone . This enables the hackers to easily reverse engineer the system and find security holes within the system, the result of this is usually an attack on the websites and they do this by using the wordpress system to deface or even destruct the websites, at times beyond repair.

This means, the website which you may have invested hundreds or perhaps thousands in, the same website you may have invested endless hours on is suddenly ruined. The most common reason is down to a few security holes that allowed a hacker to compromise the website.

Its often noted that important precautionary security measures aren’t taken by the owner of the website, which allows the hacker to obtain essential information required to complete his job.

WordPress often updates its system and releases new versions of the software which fixes the security holes and bugs found in previous version. Often, website owners neglect these updates and leave their website open to hackers .

WordPress can be installed through a few clicks (automatically) or manually (the lengthy way), most of the time web designers use the automatic install which leaves a lot of footprints and a lot of room for security holes (as all automated installs follow the same pattern). Reassuringly it is possible to fix these holes and have a good defense system against any prying eyes.

Many sites based on wordpress have the same user name “Admin” or “admin” which makes the job of a hacker easy , as all the hacker has to do is run a password cracking software to break into your website to cause the damage. Its possible to block the IP address of these automated attackers, which vastly reduces the chances of your site being compromised.

There has been an increase in the number of websites being injected with automated scripts which cause your website to divert to questionable sites. The reasons identified behind these incidents is usually an outdated wordpress system and a lack of security measures. It is possible to reduce the chances of such incidents happening to your website once a few important security steps are implemented.

You will be pleased to know that we offer a comprehensive solution to fix these security holes for you. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to learn more about these services, alternatively you may fill in the FREE security analysis form on top of the page and we will get back to you with a detailed security analysis report.

We look forward to serve you,

-Shravan Baldawa, Stephen Ashworth & Russell Crosby