Archive for February 27, 2014

move website from Joomla to wordpress

joomla to wordpress

A lot of people use Joomla to manage and publish their websites. While Joomla is a good platform, it is definitely not for everyone. Maybe you are among those users who have decided that you want to switch from Joomla to WordPress. You have heard a lot of people talking about WordPress and it’s ease of use. You want to utilize the power of WordPress plugins and themes. Well if you want to migrate your Joomla site to WordPress, then you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to move your site from Joomla to WordPress.

First thing you need to do is choose a web host and install WordPress. Once you have WordPress up and running, go to the WordPress admin area to install and activate FG Joomla to WordPress plugin. (Learn how to install plugins in WordPress).

After activating the plugin, go to Tools » Import. You will see a list of import tools available for your WordPress installation. Click on Joomla (FG) from the list of available tools.

Now you have reached the Joomla Importer for WordPress page. On this page, you need to provide your Joomla website and database information.

Provide your Joomla website database information

You can get the database settings from your Joomla website’s administration area, under Global Configuration » Server tab. This information is also stored in configuration.php file in your Joomla website’s root folder. You can access this file by connecting to your website using an FTP client and opening configuration.php in a text editor like notepad.

Getting your database settings from Joomla Administration area

After providing your database information scroll to “Behavior”. If you want to import media files such as images from Joomla to WordPress make sure that you have checked Force media import option. Finally click on “Import content from Joomla to WordPress” button.

Import content and media from Joomla to WordPress

The plugin will run a script and start importing your content from Joomla to WordPress. Depending on how much content you have, the import process may take some time. Once it is completed you will see a notice like this:

Successfully imported content form Joomla to WordPress

Once you have imported all your content from Joomla into WordPress, the next step is to fix all broken internal links. Scroll down to the bottom of the Joomla (FG) importer page and click on Modify internal links button.

Fix broken internal links after importing content from Joomla to WordPress

Troubleshooting Joomla to WordPress Import

  • The most common error people report during the import is “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of ****** bytes exhausted”. You can easily fix WordPress memory exhausted error.
  • If you see database connection errors then you need to recheck your database settings and make sure you are using correct login credentials.
  • Sometimes importing media may not work because your web host may have disabled allow_url_fopen directive in php.ini.

We hope that this article helped you move your site from Joomla to WordPress. If you need help, you will find plenty of tutorials in our archives. WPBeginner is the largest free WordPress tutorials site for beginners, and we are excited for you to join the WordPress community.

Original post from: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-move-your-site-from-joomla-to-wordpress/

YouTube ads serve Banking Trojan Caphaw


Number of Malvertising attacks are appeared to be increasing day by day, even top websites fall victim to such kind of attacks - YouTube is to be the latest popular organization affected by malicious ads.

Security experts from Bromium have discovered that the cyber criminals were distributing a malware via YouTube ads.

According to researchers,  malicious ads attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in outdated Java.  It loads different malicious jar file, to ensure the exploit is compatible with the installed java version.

The Exploit kit used in this attack "Styx Exploit Kit" which was the same one used by cybercriminals to infect users of toy maker Hasbro.com.

If the user's machine is having vulnerable plugins, it will exploit the vulnerability and drops a Banking Trojan known as "Caphaw".  Researchers say they are working with Google Security team. 

EC Council official website hacked


A hacker who calls himself "Eugene Belford" (A character from the movie "Hackers" )has hacked the EC-Council website - an organization that offers Certified Ethical Hacker(CEH)

"Owned by certified unethical software security professional" The defacement message reads.

He has also put in the deface page documents proving that "Edward Snowden" attended the CEH classes in India.

A spokesman from CSPF (Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation) says, it appears to be hackers used DNS hijacking attack to deface the website and possible gain access to their email.

Another CEH certified professional says he was not satisfied with EC Coucil  Training. He says though the course material is good and certification is recognised worldwide, the trainers from francisees of EC Coucil do not know hacking and they are not competent to take CEH classes.


Update: Sometime after this news was posted the hacker edited the deface page with this extra text. 

"Defaced again? Yep, good job reusing your passwords morons jack67834#

owned by certified unethical software security professional
Obligatory link: http://attrition.org/errata/charlatan/ec-council/
-Eugene Belford

P.S It seems like lots of you are missing the point here, I'm sitting on thousands of passports belonging to LE (and .mil) officials "

It might be that the attacker has gotten access to the emails of EC Council and hence all the email correspondence of the Law Enforcements and Military officials might be compromised also.



Hackers compromised 300k personal records from University of Maryland

Hackers breached University of Maryland's computer and compromised data belong to more than 300,000 people affiliated with the school on its College Park and Shady Grove campuses.

Details of students, staffs have been compromised in this security breach.  The accessed information includes Social Security numbers, names, birth dates and university ids, reports TwinCities.com

On Tuesday, 4 a.m, an Intruder gained access to a database containing information dating to 1998.  Other than stealing the data, the hacker didn't do any damage for the server.

University President Wallace D. Loh. said school officials are investigating the security breach and trying their best to prevent such kind of attacks in future.

Loh said they are also working with Law enforcements authorities. Computer forensics experts are examining the logs to determine how intruders gained access.

University plans to offer one year free credit card monitoring service to those who affected by this breach. 

Two Students hacked Data InfoSys website to recharge mobile phones worth Rs.8 Lakh

Two Information Technology(IT) students have been arrested by Jaipur cyber crime police for hacking Data InfoSys e-processing system and fraudulently recharging BSNL mobile phones.

Kulshrestha Varma and Hardik Sud, both 19-years-old, students of APG University in Shimla, managed to recharge more than 500 mobile phones, causing loss of Rs.8 Lakh for the Data infosys.

According to Times of India, the students have used a public Internet cafe to breach the Data InfoSys' website.  These two kids might have thought that police can't catch them, if they use a cyber cafe.

The company became aware of fraudulent recharges at the end of last year and filed a complaint in cyber police station back in December 3rd.  Police took 75 days to crack the case.

Police has arrested and brought them to Jaipur on a transit remand.  The police suspect involvement of several other people in this cyber crime.