posted on 09/15/2006 8:15:06 AM PDT
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.
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