These 3 WordPress plugins are the main reason why WordPress sites get hacked

The WordPress content management system is an open-source product which allows you to host an entire website with a complete management interface – this system also allows the operators to install plugins and modules which will provide specific services – for example, people install the Yoast SEO plugin to enhance and improve their SEO on the website.

Now there has been a research which states that there are 3 main WordPress plugins which allow cybercriminals to take advantage of WordPress websites which have the plugins installed.

The plugins which should be avoided are:

  1. Revslider
  2. Gravityforms
  3. TimThumb

The security company Securi stated that these 3 plugins are responsible for 25% of all the known WordPress breaches.

Almost 10% of the compromised WordPress sites that we analyzed had a vulnerable version of RevSlider. When you combine RevSlider, Gravity Forms, and TimThumb,they account for 25% of the total compromised WordPress sites.


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