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Creating a Dynamic Copyright line in Joomla

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In many Joomla templates, including those generated by Artisteer, there is a standard copyright notice, which one can set to something like © 2014 My Company Name. Mostly, this is…

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In many Joomla templates, including those generated by Artisteer, there is a standard copyright notice, which one can set to something like © 2014 My Company Name. Mostly, this is not updated, automatically, so that, when 2015 comes around, you will have to manually change the copyright notice. It is usually quite un-customisable and I like to have this incorporated into a nice footer.

So, here’s a trick that I use, that will automatically update the copyright notice and allow it to be used as part of a more extensive footer:

I always use custom modules for my footers, at Position-27 (in Artisteer), so I get a ‘no worries about copyright year’ result, but I don’t have to edit the templates, to achieve this. Therefore, I can regenerate a new template and use it at any time, without having to customise it again.

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Two Factor Authentication

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Authenticating yourself (proving that you are who you say you are), on websites, is showing cracks in the system! It is no major problem, when authenticating yourself on an unimportant…

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Authenticating yourself (proving that you are who you say you are), on websites, is showing cracks in the system!

It is no major problem, when authenticating yourself on an unimportant site – provided you do not use a password that you use elsewhere – but what about sites where access is critical, such as banking, social networking sites and even shopping sites.

If another person could fool the system by pretending to be you, they could also purchase goods in your name, steal your money or identity, use your computing device for nefarious purposes or do even worse things that can impact on your life in a serious way.

Heartbleed

The recent HeartBleed scandle has shown us that even Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) may not be sufficiently secure. SSL is what is used to pass information around the Internet, in an encrypted

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