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PHP Question

How to secure Joomla and prevent being hacked?

I know securing any website is a very tough and broad topic to be discussed upon but i want to relate this question to my specific website which i've been working on. It was coded in php by some other programmer around 2007 and i am responsible for it's management. My problem is it's being hacked time and again.
Please help me

Joomla version 1.5.18(With Virtuemart)

Answer

From this guide:

8 Ways to secure Joomla and prevent being hacked!

  1. Change the default database prefix (jos_)
  2. Use a SEF component
  3. Use the correct CHMOD for each folder and file.
  4. Password protect your administrative area.
  5. Keep your website up-to-date.
  6. Use a .htaccess file to secure your Joomla.
  7. Passwords - Use a unique and strong password.
  8. Install the jSecure Authentication plugin.