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Joomla 3.8.13 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 5 security vulnerabilities

What's in Joomla 3.8.13?

Joomla 3.8.13 includes 5 security vulnerability fixes:

  • Low Priority - Core - Hardening com_contact contact form (affecting Joomla 2.5.0 through 3.8.12) More information »
  • Low Priority - Core - Inadequate default access level for com_joomlaupdate (affecting Joomla 2.5.4 through 3.8.12) More information »
  • Low Priority - Core - Access level Violation in com_tags (affecting Joomla 3.1.0 through 3.8.12) More information »
  • Low Priority - Core - ACL Violation in com_users for the admin verification (affecting Joomla 1.5.0 through 3.8.12) More information »
  • Low Priority - Core - CSRF hardening in com_installer (affecting Joomla 2.5.0 through 3.8.12) More information »

Please see the documentation wiki for the security notes about this release.

Be Proactive and Protect your Joomla Website from Hacker Intrusions

Tips For Keeping Your Joomla Site Secure

We are kept quite busy restoring Joomla! websites that have been hacked and the sad thing is, virtually all of these attacks could have been prevented. Most Joomla attacks are a result of plugin/components vulnerabilities, weak passwords, and obsolete software. It's for this reason it's most important to keep up to date and secure.

Let this motivate you: Typically web hosting companies see between 100 – 1,000 unauthorized login attempts every single day at the sites they host. The vast majority of these are hackers using brute force techniques to get into websites. That’s why you should be ready; so take some precautions to minimize the risk of your website getting broken into.

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