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    After seeing what happened to Slyck forums (they got hacked and everything deleted and are still not back up properly yet...). I was just wondering what the security is like here. Is the forum software regularly patched up with any security updates or is it pretty much the same as it was when the board was moved?


    I mean, we don't want the team chat becoming public domain. Again.

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    People who do that sort of thing should have their skin removed.

    I'm not sure what the board security is like, I suspect we have a cheese-grater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    People who do that sort of thing should have their skin removed.

    I'm not sure what the board security is like, I suspect we have a cheese-grater.

    I don't think a cheese grater will work for security it has holes - oh...I see

    Seriously though, patching the board for security is probably like backing the board's db up. Should be done all the time but easily forgotten....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vargas
    this isn't phpBB
    I know the that. But surely there would still be security flaws (and thus updates) for the forum software that this board uses?

    Come on, put my mind at ease or I won't be able to sleep this afternoon.
    Last edited by MCHeshPants420; 03-09-2005 at 11:48 AM.

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    Can be better, we still haven't upgraded to the latest version of vBulletin.
    I know that Brian made some changes some time ago to improve the securty of the website.

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    Last time it was one of the non-standard addons that got you.


    Any plans to add a smiley generator again, btw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vargas
    this isn't phpBB
    the phpBB thing was a problem with awstats, not phpBB.
    Last edited by Sparsely; 03-09-2005 at 01:53 PM.

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    There is a daily backup should anythign go wrong. phpbb is a totally different story then VB. VB is known for its security. Having said this, that doesn't make us immune to everything.

    Brian

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    The current vBulletin version is 3.0.7, this forum is running v3.0.3 so it's a bit behind. Patches have been made available for those who don't wish to change version everytime but want to be more secure. I would presume the admins here are using these since several flaws have been found causing the newer versions to be released.

    As for hacking itself, many people have said this forum is not big enough to warrent any offensive (say from the various anti P2P lobbies) and on the whole I would agree with this, especially since K++ creation has ceased. Still it can't hurt to be secure ^_^
    Last edited by SeK612; 03-09-2005 at 03:42 PM.

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