Just as many of you I am using Joomla on quite a number of my sites. The recent version was kind enough to warn me though that my magic_quotes_gpc settings are not set ON [along with RG_EMULATION].
I did some research and found out that these values are used to help with security issues for applications that are written poorly enough and can be hacked. SQL injection and what not.
I found out that these settings can be changed in php.ini. I guess my first question would be, do I have access to that? I figure I don’t.
Secondly is it possible to switch off these bits?
Thirdly if not what are the reasons for keeping them off?
Thanks for answering.