Joomla exploit fix

As many web developers now frequently use Joomla as their application, we have researched a fix to block some common Joomla exploits. This article contains tips on what codes ca be placed in your .htaccess file inside your httpdocs directory.

########## Begin – Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits
# Block out any script trying to set a mosConfig value through the URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} mosConfig_[a-zA-Z_]{1,21}(=|\%3D) [OR]
# Block out any script trying to base64_encode crap to send via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} base64_encode.*\(.*\) [OR]
# Block out any script that includes a <script> tag in URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (\<|%3C).*script.*(\>|%3E) [NC,OR]
# Block out any script trying to set a PHP GLOBALS variable via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} GLOBALS(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2}) [OR]
# Block out any script trying to modify a _REQUEST variable via URL
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} _REQUEST(=|\[|\%[0-9A-Z]{0,2})
# Send all blocked request to homepage with 403 Forbidden error!
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [F,L]
########## End – Rewrite rules to block out some common exploits

Local Government Development Foundation – Online

LOGODEF is a Manila-based non-stock, non-profit organization established on March 21, 1989 for the purpose of providing professional services to local governments in support of central government efforts to promote the continuing development of Philippine local authorities.

The Foundation is one of the major institutional partner of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF) in strengthening local political institutions in the Philippines. The organization is also an advocate of interlocal cooperation. It’s main objectives include helping local governments help themselves is the basic philosophy of the Foundation in the promotion of local autonomy and self reliance towards the attainment of effective decentralization.

empowering web technologiesKonverg is a Business Technology company dedicated to helping businesses owners get empowered with the latest web technologies.

It aims to provide the best and most relevant business applications with the lowest total cost of ownership to small and medium enterprises. In a competitive business world, Konverg believes in creating an “equalizing” force to small businesses by providing latest business tools for Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Financial Management, Salesforce Automation and Business Intelligence that are otherwise available only to large enterprises with their huge IT Infrastructures and budgets.

Konverg is a private company with offices in the US, Middle East and the Philippines.

Microsoft Hosting Conference

Pictures from the conference:

The departure area of the Bangkok International Airport

Thai International Airport

JJ Jager of SWSOFT in one of the technical sessions showing off billing and hosting automation provisioning:


Mr Alvin Lim, Director, Hosting and Software Services, communications and Media Sector, Asia Pacific with Mr Wilson Chua, President, BNS

Alvin Lim Microsoft Director, Hosting and Software Services Asia Pacific