It’s an exciting day for The Joomla Project and BRANDIT! As the consolidation and packaging of web services move forward, we are happy to announce the official launch of our domains platform (powered by BRANDIT), domains.joomla.org.
A report by Check Point Research has been brought to our attention relating to a security vulnerability that was patched back in December 2015. This report has also been picked up by Threat Post.
Both reports contain a great deal of inaccuracies and intimate that the vulnerability detailed is a current one. This statement serves to clarify the facts surrounding this issue. Furthermore we would like to assure our user base that, much as these posts attempt to state that this is a current issue, the truth of the matter is far from that.
As of release 3.5 Joomla is collecting stats data, thanks to the stats plugin (only works if it’s enabled), and it found too many websites are not using the currently supported release of 3.9.2. This data is based on the Joomla, PHP, and database version. These are some pretty alarming statistics, and should not be ignored! We have provided some links at the bottom of this article for your reference, review, and to even get the latest release of Joomla.