October 2016 Newsletter

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New on October

This month we upgraded List Manager, CalcBuilder and Table Manager for Joomla. But this newsletter is mostly related to security issues, both for Magento and Joomla systems. Protect your site against hackers!

CalcBuilder, Table Manager and List Manager (Joomla)

We've upgraded these complex extensions in order to work with latest versions of Joomla and PHP. Most sites are upgrading Joomla due to security reasons, please read below.

Go to Joomla Extensions

Joomla upgrade

Joomla! 3.6.4 - Important Security Announcement. Joomla team has detected an important security issue, so every installation should upgrade to latest version 3.6.4, available from October, 25th.

Go to Official information


The newly-discovered 'Dirty COW' vulnerability affects nearly all Linux operating systems. This can affect your Joomla/Magento/other CMS/systems hosting. Magento has published a tech article explaining more details about this issue, we share the link here.

Go to Official information


As there has been an increase in brute-force password guessing attacks on Magento sites worldwide, Magento has released another interesting tech article with several recomendations you can follow to protect your installation. Most of them are also applicable to other CMS, so we also share the link here.

Go to Official information

Joomla extensions upgrade system

Joomla has modified its policy about how extensions must upgrade in the future. From next year, all extensions listed will have to apply the internal Joomla upgrade system. This means you will be informed at your Joomla panel whenever a new release of your installed extension is available. We've not decided yet if with this change we'll change the method of download as well, if it can be automatically done from your Joomla backend, maybe adding a control key, or if you should download from your user panel as it works now. As is still to be decided, we look forward your comments as usual!.

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