Ever wonder what the most common reason WordPress sites are hacked, so you can avoid becoming one of the many victims?
First, let's take a look at how computers of any kind (desktop, laptop, and websites) are hacked according to experts, compared to what the average person "thinks":
Non-experts believe that the way to stay safe is to use strong passwords and run an antivirus program, but actual experts tell us that the best thing we can do are: keep our software up to date (most important), and use unique passwords (meaning use one password for your website control panel, a different one for your email account, a different one for your WordPress backend, and so on).
Next, here's a survey of people who were hacked. Most have no idea how someone got in (that is scary in itself) but the root cause was mostly out of date software and NOT a stolen password as you might guess:
And finally, we can see that not only is WordPress the most popular website Content Management System in use today, but it's also the least updated:
Luckily, when you use Website Remote with your WordPress blog, you can easily update our WordPress software, plugins and themes, all in one click. Plus, you can one-click login to your WordPress sites from that dashboard, meaning you can set each WordPress site to have a different password.