Methodology of cyber attacks has two main options. Either the attacker deliberately picks up a specific website he wants to hack, or he tries to target the widest possible number of websites which happen to have a certain kind of malfunctioning or just a weak spot, aiming to abuse that spot.
Google’s intention to debunk and penalize potentially unsafe websites is going further.
Users of the most popular CMS in the world suffered a great security threat during the past three weeks. More precisely, the users who didn’t update their software to version 4.7.2.
The greatest thing about Wordpress is probably that you can start using its basic features without tons of previous reading and education. You don’t have to be a geek, or familiar with coding or anything. It is so intuitive and user-friendly that virtually anyone can sit down for a couple of hours and figure out how to run a blog or build a simple website, using features that are already there.
Is it hard to really secure your website or is it really hard to do it? Both, actually.
That is, you should update. It is strongly recommended, as always. According to WP Core Contributor Aaron Campbell, 4.7.1 is a security release for all previous versions.
What special powers does Wordpress have that still make it the most popular platform there is?
Try to google “Wordpress powers”.
The web host you’re currently using is too expensive, or it experiences downtime every now, then and again. Or it is too slow to handle all of your traffic. Or it isn’t really secure, as you would want it to be. Or it takes too much time to resolve those normal, mundane things that we euphemistically call problems.
Before the year 2017 knocked on our door, Wordpress released their new update, as is tradition. They named it after jazz diva Sarah Sassy Vaughan. Adequate enough, for the reasons you’ll come to understand the moment you press “Update”. (Be sure to backup before that, though.)
One of the most often asked question by our users is “Do I have to pay to use WordPress?”. We tell them that WordPress is a free open/source software. Open-source comes with freedom for you to use, modify, build upon, and redistribute the software in any way you like.