How to test if jHackGuard is working correctly on your Joomla site?
If you want to be sure that jHackGuard is installed and working correctly on your website, you can emulate a "hacking attempt" (don't worry it's completely safe) and see if the plugin generates a log file for this.
To make the test, all you need to do is open your favorite browser and enter this URL:
Doing this will generate a log file in the /logs/ directory of your Joomla site named jhackguard-log.php with the following content:
#Fields: datetime priority category message
2013-03-25T06:52:26+00:00 CRITICAL jhackguard Changed GET value from: eval(base64_decode(\'jHackGuardTest\')); to: 'jHackGuardTest'));
If you see this log, this means that jHackGuard is installed and working correctly on your site!
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