Security is, and should be, a concern for every WordPress user. The overwhelming popularity of the WordPress platform makes it a high target for hackers and viruses. There are many steps you can take to increase your odds against being hacked through your WordPress website, such as security services, security-related plugins, and informing yourself of the potential threats that currently exist.

Here are a few resources that can help you increase your awareness of new and emerging vulnerabilities:

Sucuri Blog WordPress security experts provide valuable advice on security and current vulnerabilities on this blog. Sucuri also provides services to help WordPress users recognize when their WordPress installation has been compromised by way of an online malware scanner, as well as a dedicated plugin that helps detect security flaws and the existence of malware and/or viruses in their installation.
Secunia This is an online database of current web security threat advisories that is kept current and up-to-date. You can browse their list of current advisories or search for specific threats using their convenient online search form.
National Vulnerability Database Here’s another online database of current web security threats provided by the United States Government. NVD provides a vulnerability search engine, a national checklist program, protocols, dictionaries, and resource articles about current web security vulnerabilities.
Exploit-DB This online archive of web exploits and software is currently known to be vulnerable to exploitation from hackers and malicious activity. Exploit-DB also contains an online database of known exploits where you can read about them to understand them better.
PacketStorm This WordPress-related security blog offers articles and resources to inform you about current security threats and advice on steps you can take to safeguard your WordPress installation from hackers and malicious activity. This WordPress security website contains articles about security information as it relates to the WordPress software. lists exploits and vulnerabilities that exist within the WordPress software, as well as any found in plugins and themes in the official WordPress directories. At, you can find articles and resources that range from basic security topics to more advanced topics surrounding security and software vulnerabilities.