RSFirewall! revision 19 released with Joomla! 1.5.21 hash files

in RSFirewall! on 11 Oct 2010 having 2 comments

RSFirewall! - Joomla! security extension

With the release of Joomla! 1.5.21, we’ve updated RSFirewall! with new security checks and added some fixes: hash files for Joomla! 1.5.21, site database check, a new .htaccess verification added in “System Check” and many more.

1. Added Database Check

Starting with RSFirewall! rev. 19, the “Database Check” tab has been added to verify the integrity of your site's database and fix erorrs if possible.

You can now perform 2 site checks: a security scan using the “System Check” to perform an in-depth Joomla! installation verification (more details about the “System Check”) and a database scan using the "Database Check" tab

2. Updated Additional backend password

RSFirewall! allows you to setup an additional backend password in Firewall Configuration >> Backend Password to prevent brute-force password attempts.

In the new revision the additional backend password has been rewritten to provide a cleaner, nicer layout and to increase compatibility with different server configurations.

Backend configuration

Frontend view

Video tutorial: Ep.10 - How to add a Joomla! additional back-end password with RSFirewall!

3. Added .htaccess check

RSFirewall! monitors the .htaccess file and alerts you if it is modified.

Starting with RSFirewall! rev. 19, a new security task has been added in System Check >> Joomla! Configuration: ability to verify if the .htaccess file is inside your Joomla! root.

We recommend to rename the "htaccess.txt" file to ".htaccess" and place it in your Joomla! installation root.

How to update RSFirewall! to a newer revision?

You can find the complete RSFirewall! Changelog here

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Alexandru Plapana - 15.10.2010 (01:43:53)

We have tested this and did not notice any issues. It seems that this is a local issue. It would be best to submit a support ticket so we can have a look at this.


Carter Cheong - 14.10.2010 (23:50:28)
revision 19 destroy my 1.5.21 admin template layout

I've checked everything and I'm sure it's the CSS problem of revision 19, please fix it.


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