Joomla backup hardening extension released for Akeeba Backup

As we reported last week on our blog, our colleagues at Akeeba released an update — version 4.5.0 —for their flagship backup solution that enforces more stringent authentication when performing frontend backups. Specifically, Akeeba now checks if the secret word — the key used to validate the remote/frontend backup feature — may be easily guessed. If the secret word is…

Updated critical security vulnerability affects Joomla 1.5 through 3.4.6 — immediate update required

On 21 December 2015, the Joomla project announced a new security vulnerability affecting all current versions of Joomla 1.5 through 3.4.6. This vulnerability builds on a similar security issue patched one week ago and we recommend that all Joomla websites update immediately.  Updating Joomla 3 sites We strongly advise you to update any Joomla 3 site to…

Critical security vulnerability affects Joomla 1.5 through 3.4.5 — immediate update required

On 14 December 2015, the Joomla project announced a new security vulnerability affecting all current versions of Joomla 1.5 through 3.4.5. This vulnerability has been detected in the wild, has been fully documented publicly, and remains an active threat to the security and integrity of most Joomla websites. Updating Joomla 3 sites We strongly advise you…