Law Firms Using Wordpress: Beef Up Your Security


WordPress is one of best examples of an open-source community delivering a feature rich and market leading product. From lawyer blogs to law firm websites, it has become as popular within the legal community as it has elsewhere. But the benefits of open-source software ownership inevitably come with

some requisite cautionary advice.

Last January, I wrote about a hacking trend whereby automated scripts test every word in the dictionary trying to gain access to your WordPress administration password. This is a problem, not least because at least 55% of all content management system (CMS) installs operate on WordPress.

It’s becoming clear that all well-trafficked WordPress sites are (or soon will be) a target. Accordingly, law firms need to consider additional security measures to keep their WordPress websites secure. To start, here are a few preventative steps worth considering.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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