Security harden your website post Joomla! 3.8.8
As usual. the Joomla! Project recommended that Joomlers update their website with immediate effect.
Unusually this time however, they also recommended a little extra housekeeping.
Purpose: to harden website security.
With effect from Joomla! 3.8.8 the default Global Configuration settings of fresh installations of Joomla! CMS websites will have tighter security settings.
The Joomla! Project recommend that existing users of Joomla! review and change their website's Global Configuration settings.
Recommended changes to Global Configuration settings
The Joomla! Project recommend that you check and change the following Global Configuration settings:
Text Filters > Administrator,
Users > Send email,
Media > Legal Extensions & Legal MIME Types,
Articles > Show Email.
Harden your website's security
Global Configuration Settings
As well as hardening website security, the Global Configuration screen enables you to:
- control whether search engine friendly URLs are enabled,
- change the site global meta data, and
- choose a content editor (other than the default editor provided, TinyMCE).
For more information visit our Joomla! User Guide.
Web Application Firewall
If you are really serious about hardening website security, get yourself a Web Application Firewall.
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