In a previous post we visited the question of Content Management System Security when we asked “What CMS Do You Use.” Here We followup with some important facts about Wordpress Security
Chilling facts about Wordpress Security
In January 2017 over 1.9 Million Wordpress websites were defaced using an exploit in the Wordpress CMS platform.
According to exploitalert.com there have been over 75 exploits so far in 2018 in wordpress and its themes and plugins. Because the Wordpress system is fully exposed worldwide, we know that it is just a matter of time until there is a catastrophic exploit in Wordpress.
Around 4,000 WordPress websites have been infected with a type of malware that disguises itself as a search engine optimization plugin to attract unwary webmasters.
Hackers attack WordPress sites both big and small, with over 90,978 attacks happening per minute.
18 million WordPress users were compromised during the worst breach of WordPress security.
73% of the 40,000 most popular websites that use the WordPress software are vulnerable to attack.
52% of reported WordPress security vulnerabilities relate to WordPress plugins that add functionality to Wordpress.