Can you honestly say you trust WordPress to keep your website safe?
Did I hear a yay or a nay?
Over the years WordPress has become the platform of choice for many business owners. It’s user-friendly, customizable, and free. Who wouldn’t love that?
But let’s face it, lest we forget, even the most beautiful flowers have thorns! Hmmm—I have to stop now from getting mellow-dramatic.
We have to bear in mind: NO website online is ever safe from any hacking attempts. Think about what happened to the FBI’s website.
You may not be as big, or house the sensitive information the FBI does though. That means you’re safe, right? I’ll let you in on a little secret—even small business websites are unsafe!
Did you know WordPress website are the most likely to be compromised? So, why has WordPress become such a hacker haven?
As of May 2012, more than 73 million websites were running on WordPress, much more than Joomla or Drupal. It’s not that WordPress is any less secure than other CMS platforms, there are just a lot more WordPress websites online. Meaning much more opportunities for hackers to get in and get what they want.
We love that such a big community of developers are constantly adding plugins and making improvements so WordPress can become a more dynamic tool for users. They do this through sharing WordPress code with everyone. The only problem is the code is available to EVERYONE—even the hackers.
What’s The Fate Of Your Website?
We have a handy and powerful tool available that small business owners can use to grow their businesses, and then here comes Harry the hacker to destroy it all. So, does that mean we have to take down our websites and bid WordPress goodbye?
WordPress is still an incredibly powerful tool that small business owners can use to propel their businesses forward. You have the power to protect your website by hardening common WordPress security holes. If you’d like to learn how to safeguard your business and online reputation, meet us over at DIY WordPress Security.
If website security is on your mind, the DIY WordPress Security suite has you covered. From our content-packed, 21-page ebook and our 23-video online training series all the way up to our Full-Service security audit, we’ll find a way to secure your site that fits you and your business.