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Websites are hacked for a variety of reasons, and for many website owners the thought of it happening to them is quite daunting. But with these basic preventative measures, some of the risk can be minimised.

Here at WebSolutionZ we specialise in the Joomla Content Management System (CMS), so we've prepared this Joomla Security Top 10 Tips to help you get started. You don’t need to be a security professional to make your website safer!

If you're in the web world you've no doubt heard of the EU's new data protection and privacy regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But did you know that Australia also has it's own Australian Data Privacy Regulations? If you collect customer information in either Australia or anywhere in the EU, it pays to be well informed about the new regulations in both places.

Once upon a time, passwords could be relatively simple. You could swap an "e" for a "3", or add a number on the end of a word or name, and it was all pretty easy. I remember a place I worked in the 90's where password changes were forced every 3 months, and one lady had "summer1", "autumn1" and so on, so she could remember it easily!

But nowadays, password attacking scripts specifically target common habits like this. And if you're using the same password for your website as you use for internet banking... well... obviously this can end very badly!

Using strong and unique passwords can be one of the key differences between being hacked, and not.

While writing a blog post for clients about Google Reviews, I wanted to display Google Reviews on the WebSolutionZ website.

"Install a module or plugin", you'd think, and off we go. But it wasn't so simple...

While the concept of Testimonials isn't new, Google Reviews are. And as a small business owner, few options are more helpful to your business than genuine customer reviews.

Several years ago I did some research into social media scheduling tools, so I could schedule social media posts for my Facebook page, Twitter and Google+ profile. At the time, the two main contenders were Hootsuite and Buffer.

Upon my return from the Joomla World Conference in Rome, I was invited onto the Joomla Beat Podcast to chat about my experience with Pete Bui. Listen here: