49% of WordPress websites are not running the latest, most secure version of WordPress. Also, 33% are multiple updates behind. WordPress is the number one platform to build websites globally. This platform runs millions of websites hence it is an easy target for hackers. This makes these websites not being up to date a huge concern. Organizations are constantly weighing the need to patch updates and harden their systems via the costs associated with. With so many hacks it's crucial to do so. WordPress hacks can happen to anyone.
- 49% of WordPress sites in the Quantcast Top 10,000 are not running the latest, most secure version of WordPress. And 33% are multiple updates behind.
- With the count of the number of websites being run off WordPress in the millions, it’s also the most common platform for hackers to attack against.
- Not updating WordPress is a great way to get hacked because WordPress makes these updates for a reason.
“WordPress is the number one platform globally used to build websites”
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