WordPress is an open-source platform that makes building a website as easy as just a few clicks. Because WordPress is open-source, it’s always updating and changing.
However, it’s these very same benefits that also lead to many vulnerabilities within the platform itself.
More than 70% of WordPress websites today are vulnerable to hacker attacks.
Why is WordPress such a popular choice for hackers? In reality, there are a number of compelling reasons:
- Some WordPress websites fail to update and still use outdated versions
- There are over 74 different versions of WordPress
- Open-source themes and plugins welcome even more risk