If you run a Joomla web site, you need to upgrade immediately

Joomla have recently released a new version of its software (v3.6.4). This security release is for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses two critical security vulnerabilities and a bug fix for two factor authentication. We highly recommend that you update your Joomla sites as soon as possible in order to mitigate yourselves from this security flaw.

Security Issues Fixed

  • High Priority - Core - Account Creation (affecting Joomla! 3.4.4 through 3.6.3)
  • High Priority - Core - Elevated Privileges (affecting Joomla! 3.4.4 through 3.6.3)

Many of the online businesses that fall victim to a breach of payment card data could have prevented the initial hack simply by updating their systems. To avoid an expensive forensic investigation and potentially hefty fines, you should act now!