Econet has switched on its Econet Broadband website www.econetbroadband .co.zw, after more than a month of downtime following a hacking incident in December last year. The site is noticeably still using the popular open source content management system Joomla.
We hope Econet doesn’t suffer this needless pain again. We hope no website suffers this.
What we found a bit curious on the restored Econet site is a small red ant icon on the bottom right of the site. Hovering the mouse over it shows the text “Protected by Biziant Sentry – Joomla Security Suite”. A Joomla extension to secure the site. Good move
Well, good move except for one thing; the developer of the extension specifically warns against its use on a production site, referring to the extension as “merely a proof-of-concept” in Early Alpha. Software in early alpha is in a very early stage of testing, hardly suitable for any practical use beyond just testing the software.
For its sake, I hope Econet is not overlooking this.
We’d love to know your take on Joomla security and your opinion on this particular implementation of security after restoration from the nasty hack. Please share in the comments below. How are you securing your Joomla sites?