WordPress Security Audit & Penetration Testing

Being used by one-third of the total websites, WordPress always manages to catch the eye of hackers. According to a study, more than 70% of WordPress websites are vulnerable to attacks. As per CVE details, most WordPress sites have suffered XSS, followed by Code Execution. Additionally, another research unveils that 40% of all attacks are targeted at small and medium websites.

WordPress Reconnaissance & Scanning
User Enumeration : /wp-json/wp/v2/users
WP Intel – Chrome Extension
Limited Scanner: WPScan.io
WordPress Scanner – https://www.getastra.com/website-scanner

Generic approach of Hackers to exploit your WordPress site

WordPress version? ️
Which Theme? ️
Plugins and their versions? ️
which means… Plugin Exploits (WPVulnDb) ️
Username Enumeration? ️

Gaining Access

️ Username Enumeration? – Brute Force – Account Overtake
️ Using a Vulnerable Plugin? – Exploitable
️ Using a Vulnerable Theme? – Exploitable

WordPress Security Tips

Update plugins and themes regularly.
WP-Hardening for L1 Security.
Scan your site regularly.
Ensure your server security is top-notch.
Become Security Conscious.

For Rock-solid security, check out our detailed guide on WordPress security – https://www.getastra.com/blog/cms/wordpress-security/wordpress-security-guide/

For Astra’s WordPress Security Suite – https://www.getastra.com/wordpress-firewall
WordPress Security audit – https://www.getastra.com/blog/security-audit/wordpress-security-audit/
WordPress Penetration testing – https://www.getastra.com/blog/security-audit/wordpress-penetration-testing/
WordPress Security Checklist – https://www.getastra.com/checklist/wordpress-security-checklist

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