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forum security issues
« on: April 06, 2009, 04:14:18 am »
As a long-time SMF administrator, I suggest that you take the time to update the forums to the newest 1.1.x version of SMF, there are a lot of security holes that have been patched since this one.  It really doesn't take much time, make a backup, the procedure is automated and is very quick!

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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 02:15:11 pm »
Oops! Will do. Thank you!

Too much OpenGoo in our minds.  :P
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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2009, 01:45:32 am »
As well I noticed the viagra spam posts tonight.

On my boards, high complexity visual captcha, medium strength or greater passwords with member activation will keep out almost all spam bots.

(under Registrations, Settings)

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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 09:03:00 pm »
Yep. This is now becoming urgent. Thanks!
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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 02:54:56 pm »
In addition to the forthcoming forum updates, you may want to review your avatar folder, because it contains what appears to be uploaded image files that are not avatar-related.  To see what I'm talking about, go to your forum Profile, click Forum Profile Information, then scroll down the Personalized Picture list.
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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 05:11:55 am »
I saw that someone installed an anti-spam on this forum. Now, I can't post more than one post par minute... It's really annoying...
Is it possible to change it ?

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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 10:23:32 am »
We have finally updated the forum to the latest smf stable release! (Thanks Matias  ;) ).

Yes, spam filters are now in place. We'll see if we can improve that issue Benjamin. Unfortunately these restrictions (and time waste) were forced upon us by forum spammers.  :(
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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2009, 10:37:40 am »
Yes, of course I understand :)
F*** spamers !
But, for exemple, isn't it possible to install a captcha instead ?
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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2009, 02:26:03 pm »
well I don't really think thats necesary, after all it's just one minute :D.

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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 04:25:55 pm »
most posts take more then a minute to post, so we dont have to read one liners like this  ;D

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Re: forum security issues
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2009, 03:19:58 pm »
well... time between post of the same ip has changed to 30 seconds instead of 60.
don't tell the spammers rofl

PD: Forum upgraded to 1.1.9 :O

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