Protect yourself against MELTDOWN & SPECTRE
Here are some practical steps to help minimise the risk of your computer or mobile device being compromised.
This will in turn help protect your Joomla! website from being compromised as a result of your administrator login credentials being stolen.
- Check your device is using the latest available version and release of its Operating System.
- Check you are using the latest available release of Web Browser.
Read on for more details.
About MELTDOWN & SPECTRE
Both these security vulnerabilities affect almost every modern processor (or chip) made since 1995, including those manufactured by Intel, AMD, and ARM.
In other words, almost every cloud server, desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone in use today is at risk of being compromised by hackers exploiting these vunerabilities.
Joomla! website administrators take note
If you visit a website from a compromised device or browser then your login credentials may be stolen.
These credentials can then be used to compromise your website.
It is essential then that you keep your device's Operating System and Browser up to date.
When using the Chrome (or Chromium on Linux) browser you may wish to enable Site Isolation to benefit from its added protection when signing into your website control panel.
Other things to consider to protect your website from hackers
As well as keeping your website's Joomla! CMS and extensions up to date, we strongly recommend that you install a Web Application Firewall.
You should also add an SSL Certificate to your website's domain to encrypt your user credentials when signing into your website control panel.
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