Security related articles can be found here.

  • CVE-2017-1000253 Kernel vulnerability

    For the those of you wondering: CVE-2017-1000253 a kernel vulnerability has been patched on all HelpingHost.com Servers.
  • FTP over SSL configuration

    In today's world with hackers everywhere it is important to keep interaction over the internet as secure as possible. One function used for almost every website is FTP (File Transfer Protocol) that everybody owning a website uses at least indirectly. Sadly FTP by default sends the username/password in clear text over the internet for any hacker to read it out. Today I would like to show you how to enable FTP-SSL on a widely used FTP Program - Filezilla. Enabling FTP SSL will encrypt the transfer of your username and password. 

  • Joomla 3.4 has been released

    on Feb 24th 2015 Joomla 3.4 was released.

    Besides the over 700! bugs that have been fixed in this release, some new features have been added.

    • Interesting mostly for developers:
      • a stability flag for extensions has been added
      • Composer has now been integrated

     

    • Interesting for most everybody:
      • A collapsible sidebar in the admin area to make things cleaner
      • the ability to edit modules from the front-end
      • integration of Google's reCAPTCHA for form submits and user registration.
      • the weblinks component is not truly a component which you can un-install if not needed

    As usual, if you used our automated installer to install your Joomla, you can backup and upgrade to Joomla 3.4 with the click of a button.
    Alternatively ask our support team to do it for you.
    Remember to also update ALL components and plugins while you are at it.

    Stay up2date, Stay safe!

  • Recent Vulnerability and HelpingHost.com patch status

    I'm sure some of you have seen the recent news about a major vulnerability for Linux servers. Since the majority of websites hosted with us are running on Linux you might be worried about this vulnerability. However, we have patched all our servers against this attack the same day as the patch was released by the vendor. So, as always, rest assured that we are doing everything humanly possible to keep your websites safe! As a reminder, please do your part and keep your Applications, its plugins and themes up2date at all times!! If you need any help with that or explanations, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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