Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Kira Yamato, Apr 27, 2009.
i think its forum software.
i think i read something about that, yeah
is it written in php, or what?
must keep it updated regularly, otherwise you're asking to get hacked, at least in my experience
pos security risk
but i like vbulletin more
But it's free.
Never liked it, always felt it was worth paying the little bit of money for VB.
its fucking garbage.
So is vBulletin.
Hush! They don't know that! Hence the
What he said.
phpbb is good to get your feet wet but you will eventually move to vb if your forum even comes close to taking off.
The forum itself isnt insecure, but, go one week without a patch and your entire platform is vulnerable and im not kidding.
Its a target for spambots and the like as its ability to populate with backlinks is abused.
Ive seen WoW forums hacked and entire db's downloaded in a few minutes only to have forum members accounts stolen etc.
wtf vb is free?!
it can be acquired for free
Don't install a nulled vbulletin.
If you use VB to create a worthwhile community, it's worth the £50 a year to continue the support and updates. It's a class above anything free, and well worth the money.
it's not that bad but is a security risk
I think PHPBB gets a worse name then it deserves cause people that don't know their asshole from a hole in the wall go and install it and create their own security holes, ie making admin folder world readable/executable, using same username/password combos, etc.
phpBB has been epic fail in security since it was launched.
I would agree with that.
The phpbb3 evolution has not been as bad as phpbb2 was but unfortunately left a bad taste in everyones mouth due to it.
If you are looking to build a community and stick with it I suggest vBulletin. If you are setting up a forum for family members to shoot the shit on then phpbb is probably fine for your application.
If you want a really good forum software that has the look & feel of vbulletin, check out simple machines forum (simplemachines.org). its free, and dosent haev a lot of vulns.