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Protect your Joomla site from Brute Force attacks

  • John Pitchers
  • Blog

We've all heard that we need a strong username and password to secure the Joomla Administrator. But, nobody's going to guess your password, right? Well... Your login area could be under attack at this very moment by bots systematically bombarding it with thousands of username and password combinations. Here's a 2 minute exercise to see if your site is experiencing "Brute Force" attacks.

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Joomla Extensions. The good, the bad and the downright dangerous

  • John Pitchers
  • Blog

One of the reasons for the success behind Joomla and Wordpress is they give website owners the ability to extend a website with Extensions. The Joomla Extension Directory (at the time of writing) contains 6,238 extensions. An incredible number of bolt-on features and functionality. However, it can be difficult to sort the good from the bad.

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Why cheap websites are (almost always) not the best

  • Noah Greenstone
  • Blog

The open source framework of Joomla! and other community supported CMS packages like Drupal, Wordpress, Magento, etc come with a virtual promise of DIY website success - but often the results you will get in using cheap web developers are on a par with what you spend.

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