If I use your extensions how can I secure my site from hacking attempts?
First of all you can secure your website from hacking attempts when you install your Joomla making some configurations: make sure the following two configurations are disabled:
- Joomla! Register Globals Emulation: OFF
- Register Globals: OFF
You can check these configuration in the back-end of your site under System > System Info.
There is also a set of mod_rewrite rules that are available in Joomla's .htaccess (renamed from htaccess.txt) file that will block out a lot of common exploits used to attack your Joomla website. To activate these rules, rename htaccess.txt to .htaccess and make sure the last section of the file looks like this:
And of course keeping up to date with our extension updates is the best way to ensure you have all the bug fixed and security issues addressed. If you are using JoomlaBoat Extensions we recommend you maintain them up-to-date. We provide free updates for 12 months to our customers starting from the date of purchasing of the product license.