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Author:  Mr. Analog [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:22 pm ]
Post subject:  PHPBB Upgrade?

From what I can tell the H*R Wiki Forum is still running PHPBB 2.x

There have been several significant security holes found and patched in the last 4 years. I know it's a pain in the butt to upgrade but the forum is becoming more and more unusable with the constant deluge of junk. So either the spammers have beaten the CAPTCHA that the forum uses or they are bypassing security to create new users.

As well it can't be fun for mods who clean up the mess every day (which I know I appreciate very much, thank you).

Just my deuce cents...

Author:  It's dot com [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PHPBB Upgrade?

Why do you think that we're still running phpBB 2? (Because we're not.)

Author:  Mr. Analog [ Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PHPBB Upgrade?

Ah, my bad, I was looking at the copyright date (2007), I see you are on phpBB 3.0.8

It was only a thought because clearly the user creation process has been broken (what with all the spambots on the site). So it's either a security flaw with PHPBB, the server or the CAPTCHA that's being used.

There's gotta be a way to lock that down I hope.

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