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== Site Recovery ==
 
== Site Recovery ==
  
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=== Get help the right way ===
<li>Know the important steps to follow when your site has been compromised '''([[Security_and_Performance_FAQs#Help.21_My_site.27s_been_compromised._Now_what.3F|FAQ]])'''</li>
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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. This is what you need to investigate.
  
<li>Know how to reset your administrator password. '''([[http://docs.joomla.org/Security_and_Performance_FAQs#How_do_I_reset_an_administrator_password.3F|FAQ]])'''
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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 Joomla! Security Task Force].
<li>Always have complete backups.</li>
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<li>Know how to find exploit attempts using the *NIX shell.</li>
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<li>Have a tested plan for how you will recover when your site's been compromised.</li>
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== Your Turn... ==
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=== Follow a logical and rigorous recovery process ===
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:Know the important steps to follow when your site has been compromised. Once your site has been cracked, there are few shortcuts. '''([[Security_and_Performance_FAQs#Help.21_My_site.27s_been_compromised._Now_what.3F|FAQ]])'''
  
<ol><li>If you discover a bug in Joomla! core files, [http://dev.joomla.org/content/view/1450/89/ report it here].</li></ol>
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===Reset your administrator password===
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:Many attackers take pleasure in locking you out of your site. They often do this by changing your administrator password. If you are locked out, don't panic! There is a simple procedure for resetting your administrator password. '''([[How_do_you_recover_your_admin_password%3F|FAQ]])'''
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===Find exploit attempts using the *NIX shell===
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:Know how to check for suspicious and/or modified files. Know how to check the raw Apache logs for suspicious activity on your site. '''([[Security_and_Performance_FAQs#How_do_I_find_exploits_using_the_.2ANIX_shell.3F|FAQ]])'''
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== Your Turn... ==
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:If you discover a vulnerability in Joomla! core files, [http://developer.joomla.org/security/contact-the-team.html report it here].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:28, 23 March 2013

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. This is what you need to investigate.
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 your site has been cracked, there are few shortcuts. (FAQ)

Reset your administrator password

Many attackers take pleasure in locking you out of your site. They often do this by 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 vulnerability in Joomla! core files, report it here.