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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:09 pm 
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My Joomla site is hacked 3 times by hackers. Is there any addon that i can install to protect my site form hacking.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:33 pm 
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Find out how they hacked your site by reading the apache logs (availabe somewhere in your web hoster's control panel). More often then not they install a web shell somewhere so they'll always have access to everything even in case you close the original security hole (by upgrading to the latest version).

Also download your whole Joomla installations and compare it (with a free tool like "WinMerge") with your backup to see which files were modified or added.

Always use the latest versions of Joomla and all of it's extensions. Subscribe to newsletters and newsfeeds of Joomla and your extension developers.

Read this:
http://docs.joomla.org/Category:Security_Checklist


Otherwise please stop hosting websites if you don't want to acquire the afforded knowledge or effort.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:42 pm 
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Here are Joomla's security extensions, they can assist you - no more, no less.

http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions ... e-security


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:26 pm 
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Thanks a lot Stroganoff! This is a very useful suggestions. I would like to thank you in advance before even before reading "Security Checklist".


Stroganoff wrote:
Find out how they hacked your site by reading the apache logs (availabe somewhere in your web hoster's control panel). More often then not they install a web shell somewhere so they'll always have access to everything even in case you close the original security hole (by upgrading to the latest version).

Also download your whole Joomla installations and compare it (with a free tool like "WinMerge") with your backup to see which files were modified or added.

Always use the latest versions of Joomla and all of it's extensions. Subscribe to newsletters and newsfeeds of Joomla and your extension developers.

Read this:
http://docs.joomla.org/Category:Security_Checklist


Otherwise please stop hosting websites if you don't want to acquire the afforded knowledge or effort.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:08 am 
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Hi Giselle...

Other tips for increase security :

viewtopic.php?f=432&t=335090
and
viewtopic.php?f=432&t=391251

Hope this helps :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:35 am 
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Ghonjez wrote:


The second one of these threads is largely (items 1 to 7) promoting security through obscurity and should be taken with a notable amount of salt IMHO.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:45 am 
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Appropriate file permissions are very important in most of the cases because usually websites are hosted on linux, apache, Sql combination and only proper file permissions can reduce the chance of your website getting hacked to less than 50%.

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