How Safe is Your Website?

Hundreds of thousands of websites with the two most common content management systems (CMSs) are attacked each year.  The team at WhoIsHostingThis have taken a look at just how common these attacks are, what causes them, and how to prevent them from going after your site.

There are three big CMS out there, but WordPress and Joomla lead the pack.

10% of all sites on the web use WordPress

4.7% of all sites use Joomla

48% of the top 100 blogs use WordPress

Scary Numbers

From 2010 to 2012, web malware attacks grew about 140%.

Nearly 200,000 phishing attacks globally in the first half of 2012, totaling a loss of $687 million dollars.  That’s about a 20% increase from 2011.

4 Most Common Problems

How to protect yourself?

See the infographic from WhoIsHostingThis for more information includeing tips on how to protect yoruself.  The fastest and easiest of which is simply to make sure everything is up-to-date and your admin password isn’t “password.”

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