Joomla Security Tips

Joomla is a great Content Management System (CMS) however like any CMS, it requires care to be sure it does not become compromised/hacked.

Below are some tips that we recommend following to increase the security of your Joomla installation:
  1. Keep Joomla Updated! See http://www.joomla.org/download.html to download the latest version of Joomla.

  2. Protect your Joomla Administrator area. This can be done by using the cPanel password protection for the administrator directory, or by using a 3rd party plugin:
    • Password Protection: Log into your cPanel control panel and use the Password Protected Directories feature to protect the 'administrator' directory.
      OR
    • Obscure/Hide the Login URL: Use a plugin like kSecure to hide your administrator login page. Here is a Tutorial Video to show how easy this is to install and use.

  3. Subscribe to the Joomla Security Updates Mailing List. See http://feeds.feedburner.com/JoomlaSecurityNews - click the link to 'Get Security delivered by email'.

  4. Joomla Security Checklist - See it here: http://docs.joomla.org/Security_Checklist/Joomla!_Setup

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