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Protect your Joomla website of hacker intervention

by Jany Punk PHP Development Company
Most Joomla assaults are a result of module/components vulnerabilities, weak passwords, and obsolete software. Maybe the biggest drawback of every Open-Source CMS is that anyone can download the full source code; this makes it easy for an attacker to determine if your site is running Joomla!, and often he will know the weak purposes of each version, sometimes even better than you do. 

Let this motivate you: we see between 100 – 1,000 unauthorized login attempts every single day at the sites we have. Most by far of these are hackers utilizing brute force techniques to get into websites. That is the reason you ought to be ready; so take some precautions to minimize the danger of your website getting broken into. 

An exemplary example of weak security is proceeding to use the word 'administrator' as a user name – this is the default super organization account that is created when you initially introduce Joomla! – alongside a secret phrase that brute-force attempts are likely to succeed in guessing. So don't waste time anymore and rename 'administrator' account with a different name and ensure it has a solid secret key. 

Ensure that you have installed the latest versions of both the Joomla core itself and any outsider extensions. 

You can use Akeeba CMS Update tool – which enables you to define specific Super User records to be emailed when an update is available, Automatic updates and gives naturally backup your site before refreshing Joomla. 

Outdated versions of the Joomla extension may contain a very serious security vulnerability that enables a hacker to transfer files to a website. The exploitation of this vulnerability has been a typical cause of the hacking among the hacked Joomla websites. Even if your Joomla doesn't appear if a new version is available regularly check on the developer page. 

Turn on Search Engine Friendly URLs – this will hide commonplace Joomla URLs. 

Disable New User Registration in User Manager – on the off chance that you don't need new users added from front-end. 

Rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess –because it includes some rewrite rules to shut out some regular exploits. For example, you can add this code to your .htaccess file, paste it soon after "RewriteEngine On" : 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/images/[NC,OR] 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/media/[NC,OR] 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/logs/[NC,OR] 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/tmp/ 

RewriteRule .*\.(phps?|sh|pl|cgi|py)$ - [F] 

This code will hinder all attempts to run contents outside the Joomla control. 

Never leave permissions for a file or directory set to 777: this enables everybody to 

write data (counting exploits) to it. A wrong CHMOD may likewise enable access to hackers. 

Use 'firewall' extensions, for example, jHackGuard (www.siteground.com), Marco's SQL Iniection –LFI protection (www.mmleoni.net) 

or on the other hand commercial solutions: Akeeba Admin Tools Pro (akeebabackup.com) or jSecure (joomlaserviceprovider.com) to protect against the most prominent hacking assaults – SQL Injections, Remote URL/File Inclusions, Remote Code Executions and XSS Based Attacks! 

Introduce just extensions that have a decent reputation; check the reviews on JED (extensions.joomla.org). Because numerous extensions (from different sources) contain vulnerable code, which when installed makes it easy for the hackers to get in. 

Continuously have a backup ready to restore your Joomla! site to its most current healthy state. (Read about Joomla 3.x full backup). 

Secret phrase protecting your /administrator folder can include an extra layer of security to your server, as secret phrase protection can break any content that uses ajax toward the front. To do this, you should create a .htpasswds file (htpasswd-generator), placing it in this directory causes the browser to show a login discourse. 

If you have old templates, components, modules that you're not utilizing anymore – uninstall them, especially on the off chance that they haven't been updated.

Summary

This guide may not set you up for all possibilities, yet it can enable you to avert fiascoes going from the infrequent blackout of your CMS right through an all-out debacle. Make a move to apply these fundamental tips and you'll have the basic Joomla 3.x security measures set up. All security-related segments and modules are not intended to offer 100% insurance of your site against any assault believable and – although they do build the security of your site–for no situation should they supplant sound judgment and security calibrating modified for your site.

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