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If your Joomla site has older user accounts from previous versions of Joomla, their passwords may be MD5 encrypted - and that is not good. In this video we see how to tell if your user passwords are MD5 encrypted.


  • Title: "(1) How to Tell if Joomla User Passwords are Insecurely MD5 Encrypted - πŸ›  MM #266 - YouTube"
  • Transcript:
    • Discussing old user accounts from previous Joomla versions as security risks.
    • Tutorial about identifying insecurely MD5 encrypted passwords in Joomla.
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    • Presenter: Tim Davis, a Joomla enthusiast.
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    • Demonstrates Joomla 4 installation with MD5 hashed passwords.
    • MD5 hashing is not secure for passwords.
    • tool checks for MD5 hashed passwords and warns if found.
    • Demonstrates weak passwords used by some users.
    • Shows how to fix the issue in Joomla 4.
    • Two options to fix: Change password directly or require a password reset.
    • Batch option available to force multiple users to reset passwords.
    • Custom solutions may be needed based on the site and users.
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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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