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phpbb3 safe enough ?

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by Chri, May 4, 2010.

  1. #1
    well you must be tired of answering usch q's but please help me. ... i dont have the money to buy the vBulletin 4.0 software , so i decied it should be either PHPbb3 or SMF 2. 0 . which one would you think is better .....here is wat i know till now .


    PhPbb :-

    ~ looks great
    ~ seems to be hacked often
    ~ good admin control
    ~ other features like ratings
    ~ tons of templates and mods

    SMF:-

    this contains almost all of the above but reagarding security , is it safe enough to go with PHPBB3 ?
    SEMrush
     
    Chri, May 4, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Bohra

    Bohra Prominent Member

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    #2
    if you are limited to these 2 options give SMF a try... if you are open to options try mybb
     
    Bohra, May 4, 2010 IP
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    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    #3
    phpBB is safe, the boards you may see that get hacked are either due to malicious code added by the admins or unsafe mods.
     
    Stingerftw, May 4, 2010 IP
  4. Chri

    Chri Active Member

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    i've decided to stick with SMF , the themes look good , features are awesome and the mods are great too!> but i still miss the glossy edge of Phpbb :(
     
    Chri, May 5, 2010 IP
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    sawz Prominent Member

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    stick with version 1.1.11 as the 2.x series is still in beta.
    stable beats beta any day.
     
    sawz, May 8, 2010 IP
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    The guys at phpbb have been working really hard to make their software more secure. Support they provide on their community is excellent.
     
    events, May 8, 2010 IP
  7. Chri

    Chri Active Member

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    leaving the support thing, its really unreliable on Phpbb ..they have bugs and its like a 5 min process to hax the forum i dont want that to happen
     
    Chri, May 9, 2010 IP
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    CyberHacK Peon

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    #8
    phpBB3 is good.
     
    CyberHacK, May 9, 2010 IP
  9. Chri

    Chri Active Member

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    wow that was so useful !!!! meh

    would you please reconsider reading the first post???
     
    Chri, May 9, 2010 IP
  10. Stingerftw

    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    That statement is 100% false..
     
    Stingerftw, May 10, 2010 IP
  11. Chri

    Chri Active Member

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    justify it , you can literally find 100s of sites claiming to hack a Phpbb3 forum where as NO site in the whole of www claims to have hacked SMF . see it for yourself
     
    Chri, May 10, 2010 IP
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    There also many big boards using phpbb and arent actually hacked.. security also depends on what mods you use etc
     
    Bohra, May 10, 2010 IP
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    Mobile-Monster Well-Known Member

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    I agree. It depends more on the custom codes or stupid mods that many webmasters install. Also it is essential to always keep your site updated with the latest software version irrespective of what forum script you use.
     
    Mobile-Monster, May 10, 2010 IP
  14. Chri

    Chri Active Member

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    well that makes sense :p
     
    Chri, May 11, 2010 IP
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    Stingerftw Well-Known Member

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    Like I said in my earlier statement, "phpBB is safe, the boards you may see that get hacked are either due to malicious code added by the admins or unsafe mods. "
     
    Stingerftw, May 13, 2010 IP
  16. Chri

    Chri Active Member

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    yes thats true but there are still methods to hack Phpbb forums
     
    Chri, May 13, 2010 IP
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    subdivisions Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of a single reason why anyone would want to use phpBB when MyBB (SMF, even) has so many more features.
     
    subdivisions, May 13, 2010 IP
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    Vekseid Peon

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    phpBB's security has improved immensely, however its ease of management has not. SMF runs circles around MyBB and phpBB in that regard.
     
    Vekseid, May 13, 2010 IP
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    Ephemeraboy Peon

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    #19
    u talk like a child
    every sytem forum has method to be hacked
    or maybe u are phpbb hater
    as i know
    phpbb till know is totally safe
    as they rent secutiry from php developer to check their system
    furthermor u may ask their support team
     
    Ephemeraboy, May 15, 2010 IP
  20. subdivisions

    subdivisions Well-Known Member

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    At least a child can spell "you".

    phpBB is the most hackable forum system, and it lacks features. Why would anyone use it?

    http://mybb.com
     
    subdivisions, May 15, 2010 IP