WordPress is unarguably one of the most popular platforms (also called CMS, or Content Management System) for hosting a website with 74.6 million websites hosted worldwide. It has become an easy first choice for both beginner and seasoned web developers due to its open source nature, vast third party support and general ease of use.
Unfortunately, WordPress websites often fall victim to cyber attacks because of loopholes in the installation code or third party plugins that allow for backdoor access into the system. Shockingly, over 70% of WordPress websites are vulnerable to a cyber attack for this reason.
The most effective way to avoid WordPress security vulnerabilities is to keep plugins and installations updated. In most cases, updates are often pushed to correct security issues (bugs) that could expose your website to hackers.
Regrettably, not all bugs are found