Joomla Security Audit is a Joomla plug-in for Microsoft Security Essentials that is designed to create a log of all running processes and open files for the administrator to see. The Joomla Security Audit plug-in uses various plugins to perform various tasks, like visualizing logs, deleting data or even creating them with a wizard. A user can also use other features, like see and modify logs, and view how much memory they are using.
Joomla Security Audit includes four plugins, which perform the same functions as Microsoft Security Essentials. These include Memory Monitor, Log Viewer, Custom Filter and Export History. A user can customize the plugins according to their needs and requirements.
Every time a process runs or a file is opened, there is a chance that a piece of the permissions of the file is lost. Because of this, there is a need to log it and save the file to be restored later. However, the loss of permissions can be catastrophic if not logged, which is why many developers recommend logging every action that is done.
The developers of Joomla Security Audit therefore made sure that when they created their plugin, it could be configured to notify the administrator. There are two ways to do this. You can install a database and password to be able to have access to the log, which the user would need to login on every run. Or you can configure the log as a Windows registry key, which would have a secure password that the administrator would need to enter.
However, if we really want to make our system secure, then it is better to opt for the automatic logging, which can be enabled and deactivated by the administrator. A normal administrator can configure the automatic logging settings on their own. If the administrator does not want to add the administrator account, then they can do so through the firewall settings.
If we create a fake security log, we can have the Joomla Security Audit plugin send the administrator an email every time a process or file is run. They can easily disable the automated system because the administrator would be able to know what is happening. This can also alert the administrator of any files that are being opened in the system without proper permission.
The reason why the Joomla Security Audit plug-in is a must for every Joomla installation is because it makes a good backup of the files that may be lost or deleted. Also, if the user decides to remove the plugin, the administrator can simply remove the system and reinstall the system, which would require a reinstall of the entire system. The installation of the plugin can also be removed by the administrator, or by the user, without affecting the functionality of the system.
All the information can be set on the web interface of the Joomla Security Audit, which can be updated on a daily basis, to show the results of the log. The way this is done is through the user configuring the settings. Once the plugin is installed, all the settings will be saved and are accessible through the dashboard.
If the administrator decides to change the settings, then the administrator can also set the settings. The changes made will then be reflected on the dashboard. The dashboard can also be set to check the status of the system.
The Joomla Security Audit plugin can also be used to create a backup of the system in case of data loss. If the system is run for several days and nothing is detected, then it can be recreated from the backups. If the system is used every day, then it can be synchronized so that if there is a malfunction, the backups will be available to the administrator.
In conclusion, Joomla Security Audit is a useful plugin that can be used to protect the Joomla installations. It is more of a tool for the administrator than a vulnerability scanner, however.