Content management system websites offer the ease and ability for website owners to quickly update their site, quickly implement site wide changes or manage their online store in just a few clicks. The convenience, cost and flexibility of developing a website using one of the many CMSes that’s available, makes content management system websites extremely popular. While there are many benefits to choosing a content management system, there’s just as many risks and vulnerabilities if your website is not regularly maintained, updated, secure and backed up.
Some of the most popular content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento are well established and offer huge amounts of flexibility for developers and website owners. Many businesses take the assumption due their site being on “well-known” platform, they’d be some sort of protection and security provided. What a lot of businesses don’t know is WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Magento (To name a few) are open source frameworks, developed with developer’s openly sharing code and scripts online in a shared “open” environment.
An insecure, content management system based website or online store is a hacker’s paradise. With many brute force attacks aimed at website using default admin logins, lack of updates to platforms, extensions or plugins being a main cause of many website being targeted and hacked.