WebSolutionZ are making some changes to our hosting plans for 2017.
Since 2005, WebSolutionZ has been delivering website solutions via a project-based business model, using the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS). Once delivered, the site was handed over to the client for ongoing management and maintenance. This strategy worked fairly well for 10 years, but this year has seen a large increase in the number of website security issues across the world, and a number of existing clients have recently been impacted. This is obviously bad for the client, but also something we're not particularly happy about!
This article reproduced from my personal blog www.nickyveitch.net.
On 11-13 November 2016, I attended the 5th annual Joomla! World Conference (#JWC16), in Vancouver, Canada.
We're very pleased to announce that Nicky Veitch, Principal of WebSolutionZ, has just become the first Joomla! Certified Administrator in Australia!
Check out Nicky's personal blog post about the Joomla! World Conference 2016 and the Certification experience.
In simple terms, a Brute Force attack is an automated software hack that attempts usernames and passwords over and over, until it can get in.
Recently there has been an increase in the use of Brute Force attacks against Joomla! websites.
From a website owner's perspective, a Brute Force attack has a couple of effects:
If your current Joomla! website was built between about 2011 and 2013, it was probably created using Joomla! 2.5x which was the latest stable version available at the time.
However, software is always being improved and updated, and Joomla! operates according to an official release cycle which includes Long Term Support (LTS) releases that are officially supported for about 4 years, and Short Term Support (STS) releases which are only supported for a matter of months.
WebSolutionZ has been approved by the official Joomla! Resources Directory as a registered service provider!
One of only 3 in Melbourne so far! :)