In an interview with Smashing Magazine our CoFounder (now Head of Security Products at GoDaddy) Tony Perez was asked the following question.
What Makes WordPress Vulnerable?
“Here’s the simple answer. Old versions of WordPress, along with theme and plugin vulnerabilities, multiplied by the CMS’ popularity, with the end user thrown into the mix, make for a vulnerable website.” – Tony Perez
The most common threats to any CMS are associated with vulnerabilities that have been introduced by third-party modules, plugins, themes and extensions.