Can a WordPress Site be Vulnerable?
- December 19, 2016
A WordPress site can be vulnerable to external attacks. Although it is one of the most powerful Content Management Systems globally, it has been recently discovered that these websites are prone to external threats from hackers. Every day, many WordPress sites get compromised with data making them highly vulnerable to security threats. The vulnerability report comes from WordFence, which regularly looks for security vulnerabilities by scrutinizing third-party plugins and themes used by this community.
Every site using this platform requests every hour to the API servers to check for the latest updates or core WordPress updates. If the server is compromised during this process, the hackers get access to it and can easily use their URL to download and install corrupt software to the concerned websites. Further, there is a problem where there is a file upload through api.wordpress.org. The process does not involve any security authentication using a code or captcha.
We have to assume that the problem will persist until WordPress comes up with a feasible solution to solve this problem. In a highly competitive market of CMS technology, it isn’t easy to control the flow of information that might be compromised during transfer. We have to wait and see whether the guardians of this community take the initiative to safeguard the automatic software upload process through a security check. It will prevent unauthorized access from hackers trying to upload links through api.wordpress.org
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