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Webbed Feet UK, web developers in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Why we don't use Wordpress

We have been asked this on many occasions, including today by another local web designer. There are lots of reasons, but the one that stands out the most is currently in the news - security threats:

“Blog hosting website Wordpress has come under attack from a botnet comprising ‘tens of thousands’ of computers.” –BBC News

Wordpress Hacked

In this recent attack over 100,000 computers have been infected, and here is a high probability that this will be followed up soon by a larger future attack. In this instance unsecure passwords have been exploited, and once a website’s security has been penetrated, the computer that it is hosted on is then recruited to hack others.

Whilst this attack could have been prevented if set up carefully, this is just one example of hundreds of security holes that have been found so far…

With an estimated 1 in 6 websites running Wordpress, and the majority not being fully secured and up to date, is it any wonder why they are so vulnerable to attacks?

Yes a Wordpress site can be made secure, but it needs constant to patches to fix vulnerabilities; but even then there will still be hackers that can penetrate these sites. We regularly get new clients who come to us after their last website has been hacked.

So that’s one of the reasons that we don’t use Wordpress; we use our own bespoke content management system that has the flexibility and security that our clients deserve.

If you’re worried about your website’s security, then please get in touch.

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