Akeeba Admin Tools 5.3.0 Bug Fix Release

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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.

Read more: Akeeba Admin Tools 5.3.0 Release Notes.


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.

We agree!

Read more: Akeeba Admin Tools 5.0.0 Release Notes.

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Admin Tools Video Tutorials

In 2017 the developer issued a range of useful video resources to help you configure Admin Tools.

Read more: Video Tutorials & Documentation.


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.

Read more: Web Application Firewall.

Always back up before updating extensions

Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.

Read more: How to back up your website.


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.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.