Top Ways to Secure CMS Websites
Posted: Jul 24, 2018
The most widely used Content Management Systems are wordpress, joomla and drupal as per statistics. The highest CMS platforms that are held as hacking targets are wordpress followed by joomla, drupal and the rest are other CMS’s.
Before dwelling on the ways to secure CMS we could list the ways in which hackers could gain control over the website which are as follows :
- Outdated websites
Using an older CMS version that is obsolete also means that the security of the system has not been updated. In every version of the software update, new security fixes and upgrades are been released.
- Easily accessible through the login screen
The frontend login can be easy for the users but it’s a favorite possible way for hackers and bots to gain access. The password strength also plays a vital role, In case if the password strength is weak it can be easily cracked. As admin has an access to the same website there is a possible scenario where a hacker would input sequence of passwords multiple times to gain access to the admin panel.
- Additional Add-ons
Using additional plugins, modules, themes and other injections that are not verified are one of the reasons for hacking, hence if their vulnerabilities are not fixed they give way to high possibilities for hackers to gain access through these unverified plugins.
These are the vulnerabilities through which a website can be hacked easily, however in case we develop the website using strong security practices it would be more reliable and gives away less possibility to hacking. We have ways and solutions to secure CMS websites which are discussed below:
- Two Factor Authentications (2FA)
- Restrict the number of login attempts
- Implement a firewall
- Verified plugins
- Keep the website updated
- SSL Certificate
- Change passwords on regular basis
- Access permissions to users
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