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To: TimesDomain
One problem I have had with the PHBBB is its vulernability to hackers and script kiddies and spammers. There seem to be endless updates every month as a result.

In my case, the worst origins for these exploits was Brazil and Russia.

They are usually in the form of Pharmacy spams, but one was an outright hack.

I solved it by requiring an email application process by disallowing the username "*". This prevented uninvited guests or bots from signing up and dropping their spoor.

18 posted on 09/15/2006 9:10:30 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: Gorzaloon

"I solved it by requiring an email application process by disallowing the username "*". "
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process AND by disallowing ?

Just trying to make sure.

Also one of the reasons I wanted to have someone else host the script is for script updates which assumably would be done by a competent hoster.

Does that make sense?


FL


19 posted on 09/15/2006 10:30:49 AM PDT by freedomlover (Sorry, a tagline occurred. The tagline has been logged.)
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