Security is an ever growing concern for website owners, especially websites that use Content Management Systems such as Joomla. Content Management Systems give you the power to manage a website with ease, giving you access to a wide number of files that you put within your website (at present the Joomla 2.5 CMS provides you with 4,500+ Files and 1,000+ folders. That's even before you install your extensions). Hackers are able to download copies of these CMSs and look for any vulnerability that will give them access to your web space. They will also look for a number of vulnerabilities within popular extensions, such as Akeeba Backup, YooTheme's ZOO, Kunenna Forum etc (for more available extensions check the Joomla Extension Directory).
Many website owners often forget about the 'nitty gritty' of running a website. They concentrate on adding/updating content and forget to update Joomla and any installed extensions until it's too late. Many of times we are contacted after a website has been hacked where the webmaster has forgotten to update the core and extensions. Some didn't know how to and some webmasters made changes to the core Joomla files which would have been overwritten with the update - editing 'core' Joomla files should never be done!
Dean Marshall Consultancy's team of professional security experts understand web technology. As experts in the Joomla CMS, you can trust us to help you with all of your website security needs. Contact us now for our Joomla security services and we could harden the security of your existing website, offer security advice about your server set-up and best practise for website administrators.
Our latest security testimonial
We retained Dean Marshall and his team to help us recovery from a sophisticated hack. They were the 3rd organization we retained to provide assistance, the last one necessary and the only one that offered us with a permanent solution. They worked through the weekend to help us resolve the issue and were able to restore our website without loss of data. Most importantly, they provided clear, frequent communication in understandable terms and laid out a permanent plan to minimize future risk of attack. We highly recommend Dean and his team.
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