12 Security Plugin for Joomla CMS

Below you’ll find list of useful Joomla plugins that will help you to protect your Joomla Website from external intervention that may bring you some moral and financial damage. Of course these plugins can’t guarantee you 100% protection and maybe you’ll be lucky not to face with these problems but you know that there is nothing like being on the safe side.

1.  jHackGuard – Joomla Security Plugin
jHackGuard is designed by SiteGround to protect Joomla websites from hacking attacks. Just add it to your Joomla and it will be safe against SQL Injections, Remote URL/File Inclusions, Remote Code Executions and XSS Based Attacks!

This plugin has been successfully used by SiteGround customers during the past few years. Now we make its latest version public, so that you can easily protect your Joomla site. All you need to do is to install jHackGuard and enable it – no additional configuration needed!

2. Akeeba Backup
keeba Backup Core is the successor to the now famous JoomlaPack component. In a nutshell, Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. Its possibilities: endless. It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive.

3. EGuard
This is a simple extensions which will help you to security your website. The administrator will be protect by a security code. Otherwise you can define a blacklist for your site and block the BOT system to access your site.

4. Admin Tools
Admin Tools is a true Swiss Army knife for your site. Our freely available Admin Tools Core will detect, notify you and painlessly install new Joomla! releases as they are made available, fix your files’ and directories’ permissions, protect your administrator directory with a password, change your database prefix, set a secure Super Administrator ID, migrate links pointing to your old domain on-the-fly and perform database maintenance, all with a single click.

5. Site Scan
Site Scan is a standalone script providing the ability to recursively scan directories and their files to check permissions compared to the recommended settings of 755 (directories) and 644 (files).

WARNING: Before using this tool please read the project homepage and have a current backup of your site.

6. CD Login Confirmation
A simple and effective component which adds an additional layer of security to your Joomla! administration. This component sends to your e-mail address (after successfully login) a confirmation message with the security code. The administration is locked until you enter the code.

7. Anti-Hacker
OSE PHP Joomla! Anti-Hacker is a site security component help you reduce the risk of your Joomal! website being hacked, secure you private data, protect your system files from malicious codes and attacks, and largely enhance your site security.

8. Backend Token
This system plugin protects your /administrator/ folder for uninvited guests. It checks if a specific token is set in the http request. If the token in the reqeust matchs the token in the plugin parameters, the backend login is shown. Ohterwise a redirect to the frontend will happend.

9. EasyCalcCheck PLUS

Protects Joomla! core forms and 3rd party extensions through the integration of anti-spam services and adds an arithmetic problem, a hidden field and a time lock.

Supported 3rd party extensions: ALFContact, AlphaRegistration, CBE, Community Builder, DFContact, Easybook Reloaded, Flexi Contact, Job Board, JomSocial, Kunena Forum, Phoca Guestbook, QContacts und Virtuemart

Integrated anti-spam services: ReCaptcha, Akisment, Bot-Trap, Honeypot Project und StopForumSpam

10. Security Images
Ever been to a site where you had to register and the registration form required that you type in the same phrase that is found in a hard-to-read image? Joomla! has now this possibility thanks to my component com_securityimages. It will protect You against most spammers attempt.

11. kSecure
kareebu Secure is a Plugin that adds an extra layer of protection to your website. By default anyone can access the /administrator folder and see that you are running Joomla!.

With kareebu Secure enabled you can protect the /administrator folder with an extra password.

12. jomDefender
Protect your Joomla website from devastating hacker attacks with jomDefender: ‘corePHP’s’ powerful new security plugin that shields your website from hackers.

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