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January 10, 2023 at 6:10 am #681ChristopherParticipant
I want to know how safe WordPress is and what percentage of WordPress is hacked.January 11, 2023 at 8:54 am #688ElianaParticipant
We can’t know the exact data of how many WordPress websites get hacked, but the best estimate is at least 13,000 per day. Which is around 9 per minute, 390,000 per month, and 4.7 million per year.
According to Sophos reports that over 30,000 websites are hacked every day, and 43% of all websites are built on WordPress. SiteCheck, a well-known website security scanner, found that 4.3% of WordPress websites it assessed in 2021 had been hacked. Which is around 1 on every 25 websites. While not every WordPress website will use SiteCheck, this is nonetheless probably a good indication of the percentage of total WordPress websites that get hacked.
Every WordPress Website doesn’t use Security Check, this is probably a reliable indicator of the proportion of all WordPress websites that are compromised. Additionally, Sucuri discovered that 10.4% of WordPress websites were vulnerable to hacking due to outdated software.January 17, 2023 at 12:47 pm #750KarenParticipant
Even after knowing all these facts, are there any steps that can be taken to avoid hacking WordPress websites?January 17, 2023 at 1:08 pm #755Kate HeestersParticipant
Now more than ever, there is a risk of having private or business information compromised. Therefore, it’s critical to protect all of your data and train your staff on how to avoid phishing emails, malware, and other hacking techniques.
Some of the most effective strategies to protect yourself from hacking are listed below:
- Use strong passwords
You’re at a greater risk of being hacked if you use basic passwords for your important accounts. You’ll find that many people get hacked because the hacker knows enough details about them to create a password-cracking algorithm or simply guess their passwords. If you use the same password for all your accounts, it means that if the hacker guesses your password correctly, several of your accounts will be compromised.
- Enable two-factor authentication
Nowadays, most platforms have moved to two-factor authentication (or 2-step verification), so it makes sense to follow suit with your personal passwords. Using two-factor authentication basically means that you need more than a password to prove that you’re the owner of the account.
- Avoid linking accounts
It’s very common for people to link their personal accounts together for easier access. While it might make things easier for you when trying to login into different platforms, it can have very negative effects if your account gets hacked.
- Train your team
If you want to keep your business data safe and away from hackers’ reach, you need to consider educating your team about basic security protocols and measures.
- Never leave your laptop or mobile phone unattended
There are many people out there who tend to leave their gadgets unattended. If you have to leave your laptop or mobile phone unattended, at least ensure that it is locked.
It can be very simple to fall into the traps that hackers have set up for you to obtain your personal data when it comes to your electronic gadgets. We frequently use our phones and computers, especially in this digital age, and many programs have made it more simple for us by connecting accounts to other apps.
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