19 Dec

2013

Joomla! eXtplorer vulnerability – fixed!

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Yesterday, my day ended delivering a webinar on Joomla security, only to start today with a new critical vulnerability found in a popular Joomla! extension – eXtplorer File Manager. This vulnerability is a classic example of two of the most popular ways to exploit an application: vulnerable plugin and weak login details. Of course as soon as the issue got discovered we started working on protecting our Joomla customers on a server level. Below I will explain the vulnerability, what we did to fix it on our servers, and what you should do if you are not hosted by SiteGround.

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11 Oct

2013

GIT Version Control Now Available!

The SG-GIT Interface

One of my favourite SiteGround projects that kept some of us quite busy recently is now successfully rolled out! I am very happy to tell you that we have integrated Git in our hosting service. It is the newest addition to the multiple state-of-the-art tools (like WordPress/Joomla Staging tool, WP-CLI, Drush CLI for Drupal sites, etc.) that we have created to make your website management easier. Staying true to our craftsmanship approach, we have developed our custom Git cPanel plugin which fully supports the most popular web applications – WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, PrestaShop and Drupal.

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5 Aug

2013

Serious Joomla Vulnerability found but we’ve got you Covered!

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It is mid-summer now but security issues take no vacation. Actually they find the most inappropriate time to appear and make our lives more interesting, to say the least. On Thursday, 25 July the Joomla! Project announced the availability of Joomla 3.1.4/2.5.13 and many users upgraded their websites because the new releases provide tons of useful new features and bug fixes. One will think: job well done, it is time to hit the beach! But… On Thursday, 01 August, the Joomla! Project surprisingly  announced the immediate availability of Joomla! 3.1.5/2.5.14. Apparently not much time to sip exotic summer cocktails was allowed. The reason for this extremely short period between the two versions was that a critical level security issue was discovered just after the previous release and it had the potential to affect all Joomla! CMS versions. Yes, that’s correct  – we are talking about all the Joomla! sites out there. All versions are affected – 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3. Sounds scary, right? Not if you’re hosted on SiteGround servers!

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16 Jul

2013

Joomla, pizza, bugs, fun and Akeeba backups!

Pizza, Bugs & Fun

These days it is getting Joomla hot in the SiteGround office. We have participated in the Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun event and were backed up in this initiative by the almighty Joomla backup expert – the Akeeba founder Nicholas Dionysopoulos.

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