By Gary Nugent

Most people who use WordPress don’t know a thing about securing their sites from hackers. Many webmasters will also use simple and easy-to-guess usernames like “admin” or ridiculously easy-to-guess passwords like “password” or “123456“.

Naivete more so than complacency is responsible here. And it’s only after your blog gets hacked that you recognize how important securing your site is. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this blog, the blogs I build for you all use premium security plugins and other tactics to thwart hack attacks.

This infographic, showing statistics from 2009 to 2012, demonstrates how the number of attacks on WordPress sites has continually increased over those years. More to the point, it shows the reasons why sites are attacked and the costs to you if your blog is hacked.

WordPress Hacked Infographic

Scary, isn’t it?

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