An exploit has been discovered in the PHPMailer library recently. We are using AcyMailing Starter component in few of our templates. As AcyMailing uses its own version of PHPMailer you need to update it apart from any Joomla! update.
Joomla has always been the preferred choice for the Content Management System. It is being used for many years and offers a number of excellent features using which you can easily manage your content. So the ease of use is definitely a big factor which seeks the attention of the people. However, websites designed by using Joomla are always prone to security issues and therefore it is necessary to dig out ways on how to secure Joomla website. If you too have a Joomla website and want to keep it secure, you have come to the right place.
K2 is probably the most popular Joomla component today. It enables Joomla with two very important features that per our opinion should be incorporated in the core Joomla. Beside the many other features, those two most important features are content tagging and comments of articles. The comment form in your article pages is one of the most often used for spamming. There's no better way for a spammer to get a link from your site than to leave a pointless comment on your article.
Is your Joomla website hacked recently? Is this repeating from time to time? Did your web hosting provider warn you that your account may be suspended if this repeats again? Even if all your answers are "no", it's still recommended to follow these security steps to make your Joomla website secure.