Akeeba Admin Tools 5.3.0 Bug Fix Release
Admin Tools v5.3.0 is a Bug Fix Release.
The developer only officially supports using Admin Tools with the latest release of Joomla! 3.9.
Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited by hackers.
So if you are concerned about security, check you are using the latest available release of Joomla! before you install Admin Tools.
Changes made: see comprehensive Release Notes for more details.
Admin Tools 5.1.2 was a SECURITY Fix
Admin Tools 5.1.0 and 5.1.2 were Security Fixes.
Update ASAP if you are using an older version of Admin Tools.
Follow the advice included with the Release Notes when you do, paying close attention to the recommendation to delete any previous instances of "Login Failure" listed in the Security Exceptions Log.
Are you using an old version of Joomla! CMS?
Akeeba only support Joomla! 3.9 or later.
They advise Joomlers to run the latest available version of Joomla! "for security reasons", adding that "older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited" by hackers.
Admin Tools Video Tutorials
In 2017 the developer issued a range of useful video resources to help you configure Admin Tools.
Some Admin Tools Tips
Web Application Firewalls
No Joomla! website should be without a Web Application Firewall or WAF, especially if hosted in a shared server environment.
The WAF adds another line of defense between your website and the server firewall maintained by your hosting provider.
Find out more about WAFs in our Joomla! User Guide.
Always back up before updating extensions
Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.
WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
Configuring the Admin Tools WAF can be challenging, but we can help.
We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.