On the Internet, security is always a concern. For that reason, you are encouraged to subscribe to the Joomla! Security Announcements for the latest information on newJoomla! releases, emailed to you automatically.
If this is one of your first Web sites, security considerations may seem complicated and intimidating. There are three simple steps that go a long waytowards securing a Web site: (1) regular backups; (2) prompt updates to the latest Joomla! release; and (3) a good Web host. There are many other important security considerations that you can learnabout by reading the Joomla! Security Checklist.
If you believe your Web site was attacked, or you think you have discovered a security issue in Joomla!, please do not post it in the Joomla! forums.Publishing this information could put other Web sites at risk. Instead, report possible security vulnerabilities to the Joomla! Security Task Force.
A good place to startlearning Joomla! is the "Absolute Beginner's Guide to Joomla!." There, you will find a Quick Start to Joomla! guide and video, amongst many other tutorials. The Joomla! Community Magazine also has articlesfor new learners and experienced users, alike. A great place to look for answers is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). If you are stuck on a particular screen in the Administrator (which is whereyou are now), try clicking the Help toolbar button to get assistance specific to that page.
If you still have questions, please feel free to use the Joomla! Forums. The forums are an incrediblyvaluable resource for all levels of Joomla! users. Before you post a question, though, use the forum search (located at the top of each forum page) to see if the question has been asked and answered....