CMS platforms enjoy the fame of being in a demand over the last years, offering a great framework for building do-it-yourself websites that are relatively easy to update and maintain. The important thing to keep in mind is that there is no such thing as a 100% secure Content Management System (CMS). The popularity of CMS has become a boon for hackers giving them unlimited space to attack.
Platforms like WordPress and Joomla are really powerful in terms of functionality, extensibility and web design, but even they are often targeted by hackers. Holding a lion’s share on the market, they pay much attention to security issues and make huge efforts to educate users about the importance of secure data. They release different plugins to close security holes and according to the saying “An ounce prevention is worth a pound of cure” you may prevent attacks by following their instructions. A report published by WhoIsHostingThis revealed that hundreds of thousands of websites with two most common platforms (WordPress and Joomla) are widely attacked each year. And it doesn’t depend either upon the complexity of websites, nor upon platforms – you always have a risk to be hacked.
If you want to dive deeper – have a look at the infographic below and find out what are the most common types and reasons of attacks.
Despite of the fact, that CMS platforms are progressing rapidly and more sophisticated plugins and modules are provided – security issues continue to be a growing concern for everyone. In case you are not completely satisfied with your existing platform in terms of security – you may always switch to another with the help of aisite automated online service.