Set administrator directory to CHMOD 000

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Set administrator directory to CHMOD 000

Post by blogiwiki » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:31 pm


An easy to way to protect joomla from hacking is to set administrator directory to CHMOD 000, in this way no body can access this directory. But is there some trouble with joomla core if I do this?

Thanks for your answers.


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Re: Set administrator directory to CHMOD 000

Post by pe7er » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:34 pm

Yes, the administrator back-end probably won't work.
If you are affraid about /administrator being hacked, you could consider to protect it with some .htaccess password.

Furthermore, please read the following security info, which contain some valuable tips:
Joomla Administrator's Security Checklist,81058.0.html
List of Vulnerable 3rd Party/Non Joomla! Extensions,101240.0.html
Joomla! Tools Suite v1.0 & Health, Installation and Security Audit Tool,136328.0.html
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