Nowadays most attacks on websites are executed by automated hacker scripts. Of course, you have updated your Joomla site, your extensions are up-to-date to the latest versions, you backup your site regularly and you have a reliable hosting party. What else can you do? Hack* your own site! Just like the automated hackscripts* do!
But do not do everything on your live site. In the worst case you kill your site, slow down the web server and your hosting provider might block your IP address. In this presentation + demo Peter shows what hackers* try to do on your website.
Peter shows how to set up local test environments (using Virtualbox, Vagrant and Ansible to automatically deploy a LAMP stack) and release automated hackscripts* on it.
(* Actually "hacking" is not the right term. It should be called "cracking" instead. Hackers discover unintended possibilities in tools or applications. Crackers try to circumvent computer security)