Website Security Updates

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Your website might be built on what is called an Open Source platform. There are many of these available, here are some common ones:

  • Wordpress
  • Joomla
  • Silverstripe
  • Drupal
  • Magneto
  • Open Cart
  • Presta Shop

Open Source means that the core code which has been used to developed and build the website is freely available. Because these platforms are very widely used, they are also open to attack from hackers. The hacker will try to find a vulnerability in the code and then use this against multiple sites on the same platform. This means that the platforms need to be constantly releasing security updates when a vulnerability is found.

Sometimes, a security update can be applied at the touch of a keyboard, but often it is a bit more complicated. This depends on how many functions the update will affect. The other complication is that many websites have plug-ins or extensions added to them. These are 3rd party pieces of code that extend the functionality of the basic Open Source platform. The security patch released by the platform may stop these 3rd party extensions, which may have detrimental effects and could stop the site functioning as a result.

Devmac support can mean all your security updates are done for you, giving you less headaches, peace of mind and keeping your site as secure as it can be.