Open source content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal have become some of the most popular open-source platforms for creating websites. So much in fact, that over 25 percent of the entire internet is powered on WordPress.
Platforms like WordPress are free and have a huge community of users and developers, providing a vast ecosystem themes and plugins. Unfortunately, since they’re so popular, open source platforms are often a large target for hackers and since much of the platform is developed by volunteers, code vulnerabilities may exist.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to mitigate a cyber attack on your open source platform-hosted website, such as making sure installations, plugins and themes are fully updated. For more essential tips to secure your website, take a look at this blog post on Developer Drive written by Neill Feather, President of SiteLock.