WordPress has become a target for website attacks more and more, as its popularity and somewhat lack of education makes it a prime target. It’s the same reason why there are so many viruses written to attack Windows and not OS X. There are simply more potential systems to attack, so as WordPress dominates the website scene (66%), it has become a popular target for Internet bad guys.
As for education, it has to do with the fact that many WordPress users are slackers when it comes to updating their WordPress core, plugins and themes. With these two factors, WordPress security has become more of a concern for all WordPress users.
Here’s a closer look at WordPress security:
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Security is one of my big three reasons why I like to use WordPress hosting (WP Engine Affiliate Link) for ChurchMag. Not only are there extra devices put in place to increase the security, but they automatically update my WordPress core.
Are you updating your WordPress install and taking extra security precautions for your WordPress site?