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At the risk of sounding like a broken record we can't emphasise the importance of keeping your website secure. You might think its overkill and a risk you are willing to take but we can guarantee you after being hacked once you will change your mind very quickly.

Hackers can steal user information, passwords, install malicious software, and can even distribute malware to your users. And all that without taking into consideraton the costs involved in getting your website and information back online if taken down.

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Form Spam? Get a Google reCaptcha

It's free to get and generally takes less than 30 minutes to enable on Joomla & Wordpress wesbites. All you need is a Google account. Go to https://www.google.com/recaptcha & select the blue blox Get reCaptcha.

Prevent spam on your website with minimum impact on genuine website users.

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Joomla 3.8.7 Released

What's in Joomla 3.8.7?
Joomla 3.8.7 contains several bug fixes and improvements, including:
Bug fixes and Improvements Various backend improvements for multi language websites (admin menus and associations).
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Joomla 3.8.8 Released

What's in Joomla 3.8.8?
Joomla 3.8.8 is now available. It is a security release which addresses 9 security vulnerabilities, contains over 50 bug fixes, and includes various security related improvements.
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Free DV SSL's are part of our hosting

Firstly, what is an SSL?

SSL Certificates are an essential and powerful tool used to secure your website. They consist of small data files that contain information to authenticate the ownership of a website and digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisation's details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

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Joomla 1.5 is obsolete

What‘s wrong with Joomla 1.5? Joomla 1.5 has been end of life now for years! In fact Joomla 1.5 has serious security issues. You must upgrade Joomla as soon as possible to continue to be secure. Moving to Joomla 3 is critical.

 "Joomla 1.5 reached its end-of-life on 30 April 2012. It will never be secure in 2018, and you can be expect to be hacked repeatedly. Time is up on these sites - you should replace them asap with new sites running the latest version of Joomla, or just delete the sites from the internet!" - MyJoomla https://myjoomla.com/

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Joomla 2.5 is obsolete

What‘s wrong with Joomla 2.5? Joomla 2.5.28 is now end of life! At the end of 2014, Joomla 2.5.28 became "end of support" meaning that no new releases in this series will be made. Moving to Joomla 3 is critical.

 "Joomla 2.5 reached its end-of-life on December 31st, 2014. It will never be secure in 2018, and you can be expect to be hacked repeatedly". - MyJoomla https://myjoomla.com/

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What is Wordpress?

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool in non-geek speak. It is one of the most user friendly blogging and website content management system (CMS) available.

Good Windows / Network support techs

G'Day All,
Here's our shortlist for IT support people. We'd suggest you speak to all of them and see who seems to be the best fit for you. But basically if we were looking for someone, this would be our shortlist. They've all done work for us and/or our clients and received good feedback.

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Web Hosting Phishing Spam Warning

I guess it had to happen! phishing scammers are now targeting business owners' webhosting usernames and passwords. This lets them use your website to host viruses, add links to malicious sites or send spam.

Most people are aware of phishing email scams that target your bank passwords. However this new nasty idea of targetting website owners is easier to get caught by. Basically by sending an email with web hosting jargon they aim to con website owners into revealing their login details. Please read the full article for simple  tips on spotting the scam.

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