Reliability of a forum

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Elf
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Reliability of a forum

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I read, that phpBB not a reliable forum much. Easily gives in to attacks. (very much it would be desirable to believe what is it not so! :!: )
How with it in the new version? Whether is given on this basic attention? :idea: :?:

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Re: Reliability of a forum

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Security has been one of the developers top priorities since 2.0. 2.2 expands feature wise and also security wise.

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Nope, phpBB isn't reliable at all. Whenever is exploit is found, they don't patch it up, alert the phpbb.com viewers, and explain what to do. Nope. They're not reliable at all. Any script-kiddie can come around and just bomb your forum and knock it out.

Nope, sorry, you won't find security here. :roll:
(A little un-called for... but seriously. This is almost as bad as: YOU GUYS SUCK!!!)
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VxJasonxV wrote:Nope, phpBB isn't reliable at all. Whenever is exploit is found, they don't patch it up, alert the phpbb.com viewers, and explain what to do. Nope. They're not reliable at all. Any script-kiddie can come around and just bomb your forum and knock it out.

Nope, sorry, you won't find security here. :roll:
(A little un-called for... but seriously. This is almost as bad as: YOU GUYS SUCK!!!)
How is it that bad? They just want to know how secure the new release will be. phpBB does find itself with security issues every now and then that really shouldn't be there but what can you do? It's a great piece of software and vB has security issues as well, they just don't advertise them for the world to see, only license holders.

In answer to the original question, yes. I believe that the new release is taking a fairly hard stance on security and they apparently have a new and improved method of validating user input which should help a lot :)

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Re: Reliability of a forum

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut »

phpBB 2.0 is obviously rock solid. Some vulnerabilities in the origional 2.0.0 release weren't identified by hackers/crackers/casual observers until after the release of 2.0.6 in August.
They just want to know how secure the new release will be.
Not something that is going to be readily known until after the actual release, IMO :)
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Indeed, we're not perfect ... we try (as always) to make things as secure as possible. When we're notified of a real, tangible problem we do our best to release an appropriate fix as quickly as possible ... which is more than some forums if user comments are to be believed.

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Most important in a forum is protection!!!!!
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As noted a couple million times ;) ... that happens because an inappropriate codepage is being used. To help prevent XSS issues all input data is run through specialchars ... hence the unicode NCR's.

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Re: Reliability of a forum

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I can not understand yet, whether the forum works faster. On It the development is directed?

Excuse that so many questions. Soon I should put a forum. But I choose between phpBB and vBulletin...

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Re: Reliability of a forum

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Elf wrote: But I choose between phpBB and vBulletin...
Use whatever is best for you. If that happens to be something other then phpBB, so be it....
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