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notareal
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phpBB updrade?

Post by notareal »

If ever phpBB get upgraded it would be good to keep this in mind
http://www.xiom.com/whid/2009/18/phpbb_ ... _using_lfi

"However, phpBB is not entirely off the hook, as the phpBB team admits. The stolen files included only hashed passwords, however phpBB 2 hash was unsalted and the hackers successfully brute forced 28,000 passwords. While phpBB 3, which is used on the phpBB site uses better password hashing, the upgrade procedure did not upgrade existing users waiting for their 1st login to upgrade. Anyone who did not log-in to the web site since the upgrade still had weakly hashed password in the database."
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Post by giannis »

When it comes to security, it all boils down to hoping and praying... :roll:
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