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In 2020, WordPress now powers over 34% of the world’s websites and of all other web builders Joomla is 2nd at only 3%. It’s ever-increasing popularity is a result of it’s flexibility and ease of use. However the fact it has a dominant market share means it is consistently targeted by hackers.
Once they find a common vulnerability they can use computers to scan (over 700 million) other WordPress websites that also aren’t up to date and take them over too.
According to a recent report by wpscan.org of the almost 4,000 current WordPress security vulnerabilites:
- 52% are WordPress plugins
- 37% are the WordPress CMS Core itself
- 11% are WordPress themes