In this day and age, if there is a way for the spammer and other abusers of this world to take use of your site, they will. One “attack vector” which I never even considered until I was confronted with it just minutes ago, were K2 users. They create the perfect platform for K2 User Spam if you are not paying attention. K2 User Spam being “using K2 users to post spam on your website”. Now that that’s on the way, let’s take a look at how it works and how you can prevent it. How it works Unlike Joomla, … Continue reading Keep Your Eyes Open For K2 User Spam (On Older Versions)
For today’s quick tip or reminder, we are looking at Joomla’s Users component. Specifically, the user activation. Joomla allows you to choose between automatic activation, an activation on the user end or activation that requires administrator approval. While the first two options are easy if you don’t want to get involved, this could lead to frustrations as you’re overrun by spammers who hammer your site(s) and access “restricted” areas for your site. E.G a user that can activate itself could easily start to spam the living bejeezus out of your forums or comment compoonents (if you have those installed). That’s … Continue reading Joomla’s User Activation by Admins and System Messages
Joomla is currently beta testing version 3.5 of the popular Open Source CMS. This version doesn’t have much exciting in store for end users in terms of features or functionality. However, it will be the first version to support PHP7, the latest and greatest version of PHP that is supported by most hosting companies. If yours doesn’t, it might be time for a change, because PHP 5.6 is now nearly end of life. What’s that, they don’t support PHP 5.6? Burn their servers, grab your sites and go somewhere else. Might we suggest Siteground, for example? The upgrade to PHP7 … Continue reading Joomla 3.5’s biggest feature? PHP7 support
Joomla has just released back-to-back “critical security releases” after it just released Joomla 3.4.6. Make of that what you will. They’ve just released a version that addresses a “severe security concern”, which is available immediately. The patch apparently closes a … Continue reading Joomla Releases Yet ANOTHER Critical Patch, 3.4.6
If you are using Chronoforms and Joomla, you might’ve run into this particular problem when you use their plug-in to embed the form into a page: it simply won’t send. Instead, you’re thrown into an infinite loop of the form … Continue reading How to solve it when Chronoforms5 doesn’t submit from a page.