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bybrian, November 17, 2011
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I've seen some bad extensions but this one really takes the biscuit.

The extension is so badly coded that it tests for things without checking without checking the context

For example it is impossible to write an article about a trade union as the extension removes the word union

Or to write the word concatenate as it removes the characters concat

Or to write a basic tutorial about joomla as it removes common terms such as jos_users.

Removing any of these from your content is just plain stupid!!!!
Owner's reply

Thank you for reporting these issues with jHackGuard in Twitter last week. We have tested and found that there was really a flaw in the jHackGuard version for Joomla 1.6 and 1.7, which was fixed and the new version of the plugin was uploaded yesterday.

Our plugin is originally designed to check whether the user submitting information to the site has admin privileges or not. By default only if the user has NO admin privileges we look for patterns for SQL injections and other hacking techniques and block posts containing such patterns in order to prevent the site from being hacked. Unfortunately, due to a slight modifications in the latest Joomla versions, the check whether an user has admin rights or not wasn't working correctly. This is why you were unable to post articles containing content that you've mentioned as your posts were block by mistake.

You can download the plugin again from our site and give it another try. I believe that you will find it useful and working as expecting to protect your site from hacking attempts. Of course any bug reporting or improvement suggestions are more than welcome!

bybrian, May 31, 2011
Admin Menu K2
Nice idea but it didnt work for me on my site as it was always disabled and greyed out.
bybrian, January 8, 2011
I had a need to add links to another component from K2 and with the help of Gobezu this has now been easily achieved. It required some extra coding that Gobezu provided very quickly.!!!
bybrian, July 22, 2007
0 of 1 people found this review helpful
Shape 5 - Tell A Friend
Sadly this module doesn't use the "defined( '_VALID_MOS' ) or die( 'Direct Access to this location is not allowed.' );

This means that ANYONE can access the html file used to send email
Owner's reply

This module actually uses a series of javascript functions and a hidden input box to deny spam. Spam bots work by populating all input boxes, hidden or not, and then submitting the form. Our script checks to see if the hidden box is populated or not. If it is populated then a bot populated it. If it's not pouplated then it's an actual user because a user never sees the box and therefore could never fill it in. The script checks to see which is the case and sends or denies the submission accordingly.

All that to say this module is spam protected.

- Shape 5