All websites are not created equally. Any website can experience technical issues but with a WordPress website, you’re also leaving yourself exposed due to its vulnerable nature.
WordPress runs on open source code and has a team of dedicated engineers to identify and fix security issues that occur in the core source code. As soon as a security vulnerability is disclosed, a security patch is immediately pushed.
That’s why managing WordPress and keeping it updated to the latest version is incredibly essential to the overall security of your website.
If you maintain a WordPress-powered website or do consider using WordPress as your CMS, you should be concerned about the possible WordPress security issues. Here, I’ll outline several common WordPress security vulnerabilities:
File Inclusion Exploits
Some of the main reasons that make a WordPress website vulnerable include:
Not frequently updating plugins and themes
Using plugins and themes from untrustworthy sources
Using poor-quality or shared hosting
You can keep your WordPress website secure and prevent data breach or loss by following certain security best practices. They are:
Having a strong password policy so that users need to provide longer and more secure passwords
Enabling two-factor authentication
Frequently updating WordPress core, themes and plugins
Implementing proper permissions for web server’s directory
Scheduling vulnerability and malware scans on a regular basis
Keeping a reliable and effective backup plan
Activating brute force protection
A more detailed blog is published at : https://beaglesecurity.com/blog/article/wordpress-security.html