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  Post #1 (permalink)   12-15-2009, 01:26 AM
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I have used Joomla! a few times but I hear all the time how it's not a good choice because it lacks security. WordPress is presented on many places as much better solution. Is there any truth in that?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   12-15-2009, 02:46 AM
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Well, i am not aware about the lack in the securities with the joomla, however i can guarantee you about the best secured CMS as Wordpress. The new release 2.8.5 is a good one.. Take a look
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Found this link interesting - speaking to Joomla security.
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Security in the world of the web or software is a very weak term, by which the application or CMS is only as secure or strong as its developers. In which case that would warrant community projects being more secure which again can be false.

Jommla is as a package of the shelf secure as any other (wordpress included) however like all other CMS’s if the environment is incorrect (server settings) and you have modified or installed insecure 3rd party additions you can’t expect it to remain “hacker free” and that includes updates.

The point to be made is no system is secure, regardless of its merits, in software security simply means a developer has found a way to make it difficult for another developer to crack... not impossible.

You only have to look at the specialised firms that are used to break “secure” banking and other financial or key systems when the company or its users have “locked” themselves out.
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Joomla is good (as long as you keep it updated). We just had a site the other day with a customer which was defaced as they were running a Joomla version from December 2007 and haven't made any patches. If you allow your software to become outdated, you risk the security of the product.

Personally I've not had any issues with Joomla, but I have grown quite fond of Wordpress!
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  Post #6 (permalink)   12-15-2009, 01:34 PM
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Joomla is good (as long as you keep it updated). We just had a site the other day with a customer which was defaced as they were running a Joomla version from December 2007 and haven't made any patches. If you allow your software to become outdated, you risk the security of the product.

Personally I've not had any issues with Joomla, but I have grown quite fond of Wordpress!
I concur fully! You gotta keep your software updated at all times, especially for the stuff that is available publicly. As for the WP, the same is with me.
 
 
 


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Security in the world of the web or software is a very weak term, by which the application or CMS is only as secure or strong as its developers. In which case that would warrant community projects being more secure which again can be false.

Jommla is as a package of the shelf secure as any other (wordpress included) however like all other CMS’s if the environment is incorrect (server settings) and you have modified or installed insecure 3rd party additions you can’t expect it to remain “hacker free” and that includes updates.

The point to be made is no system is secure, regardless of its merits, in software security simply means a developer has found a way to make it difficult for another developer to crack... not impossible.

You only have to look at the specialised firms that are used to break “secure” banking and other financial or key systems when the company or its users have “locked” themselves out.
Completely agree and you need to take into account that joomla does a lot more than wordpress. No piece of code is going to be 100% secure, I'm sure someone out there will figure out a way to exploit it
 
 
 
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