"Why should I care about WordPress security?"
That is the question I usually get when I start talking about how to install WordPress securely. Believe it or not, many people think the chance of a hacker -- or precisely, cracker or web site intruder -- getting into their blog and causing havoc is slim to none.
The bad news is, it happens more often than you think.
I'm sure you've seen search results in Google that were tagged with the This site may harm your computer message directly below the title, or read stories about this blog and that blog being hacked.
If you perform a quick search on the National Vulnerability Database, you'll find that WordPress has an increasing number of vulnerabilities. It was 2 in 2004, but the number quickly increased over the years to 63 in 2007.
This isn't an attack on WordPress. It's simply that no software is immune to security problems. This is made even worse when the application is very popular and opensource.
In this article, I'm going to show you some quick fixes that you can do to block the holes that may occur during or after WordPress installation. Some of the tips here are for more advanced users though, and make sure that you always take a backup of your database before writing any sort of MySQL query. READ MORE
11 Best Ways to Improve WordPress Security
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