Basically, WordPress is the secure website platform but it needs plug-in and theme to run a website. And these plug-in and theme create vulnerabilities which hackers can use this to hack your website. When the hackers get access to your website, they can do all illegal activities on your website like steal the sensitive data, defrauding the customers and can also show illegal content on your website. These malicious activities done by hackers can result in that you can be blacklisted by Google or may be suspended by your webhost which will lead to loss of revenue. Hence, Webroot team wants to aware their user about the common attacks on WordPress Website. This security software can install in all your gadgets through www.webroot.com/safe and also secures your device from malware and viruses. So, in this blog you will read about the common attacks on WordPress Website and the preventive measures.
Common Attack On WordPress Website
and the Preventive Measures:
Vulnerable Plug-in And Theme:
WordPress website is made with three elements i.e. the core installation,
themes and plugins and all these elements makes a site vulnerable to hacks.
Earlier there were no major vulnerability in WordPress site but now people
install WordPress plugins and themes from third-party developers which develop
vulnerabilities in your site. Hence, it is important that you should install
security updates to make your site secure. And always use trusted themes and plug-ins
found in WordPress marketplace. You should delete the plug-ins which are not in
use and do not use pirated themes and plug-ins.
Brute Force Attacks:
Normally, people login to their WordPress site through their login credentials i.e., a username and password. And user always uses easy to remember, username and password. Hence, hackers took advantage of this and attack to the login page of user’s WordPress sites. They also program bots to target WordPress sites and try different combination to guess your password. In case, your login credentials are weak, then bots immediately guess it and break your site. To secure your site from this attack, you should change the default username to something unique, keep a strong password, use unique credentials which are not there on other sites, and also use two factor authentications to secure your site. www.webroot.com/safe
Phishing and Data Theft:
When visitors open your website, then they just read your blog posts and also contact you through your contact form. In case, you run an ecommerce site then visitors purchase items from your website and enter their credit card information. When the users enter their information to your site, then it stores the information on your site server. Here, hackers can steal the user’s credit card data and can break into your website. Attackers send emails or also redirect visitors to other websites to steal their personal data and payment information. To protect your site, you should use SSL Certificate and use WordPress security plug-in.
These are some of the common attacks on WordPress Website. It is recommended that you should also install Webroot antivirus in your device to protect your data from phishing attacks. You can install this security software in your apparatus through webroot.com/safe. For technical help, you can call the expert of Webroot team.