Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 by Radostin Angelov. Filed under

In both computing and WordPress, a vulnerability is a bug in the system’s security that when exploited allows the attackers to either gain unauthorized access to a system and its data, or hijack a user session. There are two types of vulnerabilities; technical and logical ones. Typically, technical vulnerabilities can be found automatically and are easy to exploit while logical vulnerabilities are difficult to find and exploit. It is important to note that a vulnerability in a WordPress plugin or theme can lead to a full compromise of WordPress or the web server itself, hence why it is important to keep all the components that make up your web server up to date.

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