The Wordfence 2023 State of WordPress Security Report

By Wordfence


In our report, we look at changes in the threat landscape, analyze impactful trends, and provide recommendations based on our findings. While most of our recommendations remain consistent with prior years, there were some surprising takeaways, including a shift in the most impactful threats. The most widespread threat to WordPress security in 2023 was Cross-Site Scripting, as techniques for taking over websites by adding malicious administrators and backdoors have become mainstream.

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