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:If you believe your Web site was attacked, '''do not''' post in the Joomla! forums. If there is a vulnerability, publishing that information could put other Web sites at risk. Instead, report possible security vulnerabilities to the [http://developer.joomla.org/security/contact-the-team.html Joomla! Security Task Force].
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:If you believe your Web site was attacked, '''do not''' create yet another oh-so-boring post in the Joomla! forums with the title, ''"Help! I've been hacked."'' This tells us nothing of importance. The vast majority of compromised sites were not setup correctly or were using obsolete versions of Joomla! or third-party extensions.
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:If you discover a real vulnerability, publishing the information could put other Web sites at risk. Instead, report possible security vulnerabilities to the [http://developer.joomla.org/security/contact-the-team.html Joomla! Security Task Force].
  
 
=== Follow a logical and rigorous recovery process ===
 
=== Follow a logical and rigorous recovery process ===

Revision as of 16:23, 6 November 2008

Contents

Site Recovery

Get help the right way

If you believe your Web site was attacked, do not create yet another oh-so-boring post in the Joomla! forums with the title, "Help! I've been hacked." This tells us nothing of importance. The vast majority of compromised sites were not setup correctly or were using obsolete versions of Joomla! or third-party extensions.
If you discover a real vulnerability, publishing the information could put other Web sites at risk. Instead, report possible security vulnerabilities to the Joomla! Security Task Force.

Follow a logical and rigorous recovery process

Know the important steps to follow when your site has been compromised. Once you've gotten to this point, there are few shortcuts. (FAQ)

Reset your administrator password

Many attackers take pleasure in locking you out of your site. They do this by 'changing the key', or changing your administrator password. If you are locked out, don't panic! There is a simple procedure for resetting your administrator password. (FAQ)

Find exploit attempts using the *NIX shell

Know how to check for suspicious and/or modified files. Know how to check the raw Apache logs for suspicious activity on your site. (FAQ)

Your Turn...

If you discover a bug in Joomla! core files, report it here.

Choose A Checklist

  1. Getting Started
  2. Hosting and Server Setup
  3. Testing and Development
  4. Joomla Setup
  5. Site Administration
  6. Site Recovery