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The release of Joomla 3.8.8 came with 4 security changes and recommendations for past verisons of Joomla. That is what today's #maintenancemonday is all about.




  • Tim Davis is doing a live stream episode (#041) of "Maintenance Monday" on YouTube.
    - He's broadcasting from a different location due to travel and is using his phone on a tripod in his sister's guest room.
    - Tim discusses Joomla updates and security changes in version 3.8.8.
    - He mentions being in the Eastern Standard Time zone, north of Toronto, Ontario.
    - Tim encourages viewers to subscribe to his channel and ring the notification bell.
    - The focus of the episode is on four security changes in Joomla 3.8.8:
    1. Default ACL access groups have changed for the administrator role, applying the standard blacklist.
    2. Plain text password settings for email are now turned off by default.
    3. Uploading SWF (flash) files is no longer a default option due to potential security risks.
    4. The "mail to a friend" feature has been disabled by default due to abuse potential.
    - Tim mentions a link to detailed information on these changes on Doc's Joomla website.
    - He suggests viewers use tools like LastPass for secure password management.
    - Tim points out that the default settings have changed in Joomla 3.8.8 and advises users to consider these changes when setting up new sites.
    - He mentions Phil Taylor's tools for managing these settings across multiple sites.
    - Tim talks about his Joomla giveaway on his website, offering subscriptions and extensions as prizes.
    - He responds to chat messages from viewers.
    - The live stream concludes with Tim expressing appreciation for the viewers' participation and discussing the video's success.
    - Tim acknowledges minor technical issues with the broadcast due to using a new app.
    - He expresses his intention to practice with the app for better future broadcasts.

Monday Maintenance 041


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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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