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Joomla 1.5 is has now been out of support for some time. However, many sites are still running this version of the CMS. While it is tempting to just think "Well, the site is still working, so let's ignore this for now", there are now many known vulnerabilities in this version of Joomla. It is likely only a matter of time until a Joomla 1.5 site is compromised. Then the problem suddenly becomes urgent. We look at the process of upgrading.

Microsoft have recently warned that there is a critical bug in all versions of Internet Explorer. This bug allows a malicious website to be constructed that enables an attacker to take control of any machine that visits it - assuming that user is logged in as the machine admin. As this is often the default setup of a Windows machine, this places many users at risk.

It is no secret and it is widely known that Microsoft will finally end support for Windows XP on 8th April 2014, so if you have not yet made plans to move off the 12 year old operating system - time is very much of the essence.

Bit of a different blog this time. One area that we sort of work at the fringes of when we make our websites is SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Our responsibilities typically begin and end at creating a well-coded template that gives users the tools to add content to their websites without having to worry about the technical side of things.

However, one thing that keeps coming up is customers wondering what they can do to make their website more visible. This is where SEO enters, but not necessarily where all the answers lie...

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