According to Sucuri, a leading online security company, 78% of all the website security issues they worked on were for WordPress websites. Sucuri found that the number of hacked and compromised WordPress sites has been increasing significantly over the last 18 months or so.
Part of the reason the numbers are increasing is simply because more websites are using WordPress. However, another reason they’re increasing is that cybercriminals are targeting WordPress plugins more often now.
In order to protect your WordPress website, it’s important you take security seriously and learn how you can protect your website.
In part one of this article, we’ll start with some of the more simple things you can do to make your WordPress website more secure.
Non-Tech Savvy Security Changes
Have no fear, even if you’re not very tech savvy, you can still protect your WordPress website with a few simple tasks.
1. Don’t use admin as your username
Seriously, don’t use admin as your username. That’s one of the first things cybercriminals try when they’re attempting to hack your website, so let’s make it a little harder on them, shall we? A number of the cyber attacks out there today target the admin and login pages of WordPress sites, using a combination of admin username + a password in what’s known as a brute force attack. By eliminating the admin username, you’ve stopped a good chunk of the attacks that can happen.
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