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Joomla Development Insights

Joomla Development Insights

Thoughts on development and Joomla from John Hooley, senior Blue Bridge developer.
Feb
18

Get Rid of Spam Links Littering Your Joomla Site

Get Rid of Spam Links Littering Your Joomla Site

Common website sabotage a Joomla site is the injection of spam links going off to other websites.

These show up in many different forms:

  • Entire articles added,
  • Spam links only showing up when visitors arrive through the search results,
  • Spam links added to your navigation or footer, spam links showing up in your Joomla search
  • Spam links inserted into articles.

The links often connect to shady websites like pharmaceutical and imitation goods e-commerce sites (e.g. a website selling fake designer handbags.)

 

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Apr
21

Fake Social Links Silently Deliver Malware to Joomla Users

Fake Social Links Silently Deliver Malware to Joomla Users

Malware Bytes researchers have identified a new pattern in attacks on Joomla sites. Compromised sites have a link injected in them that appears to load social sharing buttons, but actually delivers malware to users' computers using the Angler exploit kit. In this blog post, we'll look at how the attack works, what makes it unique, and how to check whether your site is affected.

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Feb
19

Javascript vs. Dyslexia

I'm an enormous fan of education— I can't think of anything more important to the human species than our capability to discover and pass on knowledge.  Additionally, I'm an enormous fan of educators.  Not only have I been blessed with many good teachers, but I know many good teachers and they are all passionate about what they do and continue to advance their capabilities. My brother Sam, one of these teachers, works with kids with behavior and learning disabilities and he recently forwarded me an article concerning dyslexia.

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