Researchers at Sucuri were responsible for reporting that many WordPress websites had been compromised.
They are now offering a SiteCheck scanner which will check websites for known malware, blacklisting status, website errors, and out-of-date software.
Sucuri SiteCheck Scanner : http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/
Around 19% of the world's websites are thought to run WordPress, which is even more astonishing when you consider that many sites don't have any content management system at all.
And although running your own self-hosted version of WordPress (as opposed to using the technology at WordPress.com) has many benefits, there are security issues that must always be borne in mind as well.
Such as the need to take great care about what third-party WordPress plugins you install. You need to be confident that the plugins are not kept up to date, but that they have been coded securely by a team who are on the look out for vulnerabilities.
That's advice which will be ringing in the ears of many WordPress site owners today, after a major malware attack struck an estimated 100,000 sites. [Screenshot]
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