Among the different online content management platforms available, Joomla is preferred for its flexibility and improved security. Yet, this doesn’t stop hackers from prying into your site's vulnerabilities to exploit them. Regardless of the type of website and security level, websites are always susceptible to being hacked. Most times this is due to the use of vulnerable 3rd party extensions.
Joomla is developed by expert developers and has a strong security model to combat vulnerabilities in web applications. Security holes being introduced in the web applications are mostly the consequences of poorly coded extensions that don’t implement the Joomla security model. That is why it is quite critical to choose an extension from a reputed provider. In this post, we'll cover the most common types of vulnerabilities, and how they can be prevented when creating custom Joomla extensions.