Make Us Your WordPress Security Partner

‎Recent research shows that over 28 percent of web-based administrators use WordPress. ‎Its success comes at a price mostly aimed by malicious hackers and spammers who aim to exploit dangerous websites to their benefit.‎

WordPress comes to mind of any organization for making their digital presence. WordPress is an open-source content management system to help users create customized web pages, web hosting services, used to create other web content such as mailing lists, e-commerce sites, forums, etc.

For INVESICS WordPress security is about reducing risk, not removing risk. Since there will always be a chance, securing your WordPress site will remain a continuous operation, involving a regular evaluation of these attack vectors.

Wordpress Security
Wordpress Security

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We Invesics For WordPress Security

Threats have become a part of digital life now. Security is the answer. Now what security is provided to you that is the question. INVESICS offers all-round security catering to B2B and B2C needs to start with the answer.

USP of INVESICS offers custom-made services according to the business requirement.

INVESICS is the helping hand for the security needs of the company.

You focus on business and we concentrate on digitally securing your business. Well in this case digitally securing the organizations’ website or WordPress security needs.

INVESICS provides for all the WordPress security needs.

Imagine you have a great website and have "admin" as your administrator username. This is an invitation to hackers. Avoid such wordpress security mistakes and protect the loss of reputation,loss of revenue.

A simple how-to?

It needs to be installed on a web server in order to create and serve web pages. The web page which you want to host should be made using the package. Or we can say that WordPress is a repository where you can store and retrieve customized web content. WordPress is coded in PHP programming language with MySQL database integrated into the backend.

Authentication and Authorization Testing – Ensure that users in the environment ‎follow the Principle of Least Privilege, are protected by robust multi-factor ‎authentication policies, and that known ‘bad passwords' are not used.‎ ‎

Wordpress Security
Wordpress Security

WordPress Architecture

  • A web hosting service is at the core which contains a server with a MySQL database and code running over a PHP engine that handles all the requests.

If there are multiple requests from both and the web hosting service can manage resources from a WordPress dashboard using a jetpack.

Also, WordPress can interact with the resources via a rest API with every type of device.

Whenever a request comes to the WordPress core which acts as a controller and determines which view to load and sends the queries to view then the view determines which resources to load according to the query parameters.

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Practices to Secure WordPress Website

Though WordPress is the most used framework by many commercial websites for deployment, hackers have started taking advantage of the loopholes in the framework to gain access, so here are some practices to make sure you have a secure WordPress website.

Choose a good hosting company
Instead of choosing a free hosting provider, try to use a hosting provider that provides layered security, as it will protect against common attacks.
Install plugins for enhancing security
It is not always viable to regularly check for threats in WordPress, instead use a security plugin such as which provides security features such as monitoring, malware scanning, auditing, and incident response management.
Always use a strong password
Try to create a complex password that contains at least one alphanumeric character, a special character, and at least 8 characters long. Or you can use an auto-generated password to secure your WordPress website.
Use SSL certificate to secure sensitive data
Any hacker can also intercept the data during transit, so for any website which processes sensitive user data such as credit card numbers, credentials, use an SSL certificate to encrypt the data in transit, you just need to pay some cost to install a certificate for your website.
Restrict the number of requests to the websites
In WordPress, there is a feature to allow limitless login attempts to the user but this might open the site to brute force attacks select the number of login attempts to be made, it will temporarily block the user after the login attempts are made, keep the number at most 2 or 3 attempts.
Regularly update your WordPress
Updating your WordPress framework will help you patch common loopholes as the updates are released.

Top 10 Vulnerabilities in WordPress

Versions before 5.2.3 are easily allowed to perform Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks in previews of webpages.
In WordPress before version 5.2.3, there was a vulnerability of open redirect in pluggable.php file which could lead to malicious redirects.
The vulnerability of XSS in media because of the mishandling of wp_ajax_upload_attachment file.
Improper URL sanitization in kses.php file which leads to Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks as the file is responsible for sanitizing input URL.
XSS vulnerability in WordPress shortcode previews which are used to enter a short piece of code for various functions.
The vulnerability of remote code execution due to not filtering input in comments occurs due to XSS in SEO which further leads to allowing malicious input in .php files.
versions before 5.2.3 had a vulnerability that allowed to perform reflected XSS attacks in the WordPress dashboard.
The vulnerability of XSS in stored comments which are a way to describe sections of a WordPress website.
The vulnerability of directory traversal which allowed authorized attacker to upload any cropped image to any location while modifying the file extension to upload malicious scripts.

Methods to Security Test WordPress

Here are some methods used for security testing any WordPress website which can help us identify many vulnerabilities

  • Try to look for outdated plugins as most of the plugins are not secure and are an easy target for attackers
  • By default, we can perform user enumeration to list out all the WordPress usernames to identify any critical username whose access could lead to critical outcomes
  • Try to access the critical files of any WordPress website to make sure any unauthorized user cannot access them by performing directory traversal attacks
  • Since WordPress has a MySQL database in its backend so any attacker can also perform SQL injection attacks to access the sensitive data stored in the database so try to perform SQL injection on critical databases of the WordPress website
  • Try to find any services which are not required as they can be used as entry points by attackers to gain access

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