Bulk IP blocking is bad for your site

We've been receiving the same feature request at least a dozen times every month: "Can you add a bulk block/unblock feature added to the WAF's security exceptions log". In short, our clients are asking us to make it easy to block (blacklist) IP addresses in bulk. In other variations we are asked if we could export and import the IP blacklist or even have it synchronized between sites. These are dangerous features which would harm your site more than they would do any good. Since it's not obvious why, we decided to share some insight with you.

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Joomla! 3.4.7 major bugs

Joomla! 3.4.7 has major bugs which cause core Joomla! and third party extensions (like ours) to fail randomly. Please read this article for more information. TL;DR: OOPS, JOOMLA! HAS SCREWED UP. We do everything we can to work around it but you need to do some stuff too. Easy fixes next to the Resolution headers below.

UPDATE December 24th: Upgrade to Joomla! 3.4.8  as soon as it's available, around the evening of December 24th.

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Akeeba Backup and Akeeba Solo releases, December 2015

Akeeba Backup for Joomla! 4.5.0, Akeeba Solo 1.6.0 and Akeeba Backup for WordPress 1.6.0 have just been released. These are feature and security releases. All users are recommended to upgrade. This article discusses important behavior changes and the nature of the low priority security issues addressed in these releases.

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Announcement for upcoming Joomla! security fix on October 22nd, 2015

As most of you already know, the Joomla! project has announced the imminent availability of a very important security hotfix on October 22nd, 2015. This high priority security issue affects certain Joomla! 3 versions but will only be available for Joomla! 3.4. This leaves users of older, unsupported versions of Joomla! (e.g. Joomla! 3.3) exposed to this vulnerability. In the interest of making everyone safe we have released a new version of Admin Tools which mitigates the vulnerability in all Joomla! 3.x versions.

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Akeeba Backup CORE for WordPress no longer listed in the WordPress Plugin Directory

The Akeeba Backup CORE for WordPress plugin was delisted from the WordPress Plugin Directory on our request. Please rest assured that we continue developing the software and plan to do so for the foreseeable future. Continue reading for more information.

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