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Postby MajorFreak » Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:00 am

hmmmm...looks like some snapperhead either faked a scriptkiddie post or something hinky is going down. Could you keep an eye out and maybe keep a backup on hand prior to june9th? cheers.

script kiddie's thread warning was here:http://umec.oesm.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2342&highlight=

dunno if that's a standard prank, but the first i've gotten, so i'm going to update anyways once i get back from work.

BTW, how the heck do i upgrade phpBB? i forgot which of the files to download from here: http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php

cheers, thanks, now i'm off to nap before work.
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Postby DLinkOZ » Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:04 pm

Get the diff, or with upgraded files, forget which it's called. Then just upload those and run the /install/update_to_latest.php (or whatever the file is called). Then remove the directories it tells you to when you try the msg board (I believe it's /install and /include?).
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Postby DLinkOZ » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:07 pm

Also, ban the following email:

*@*.ru

Solved a lot of my problems. I also look every day to remove new signups who put some commercial link as their URL. It's pure spam, to be picked up by the search engine and weight them higher since more sites are linking to them. If you'd like, I can do the board upgrade for you, only takes a few minutes.
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Postby DLinkOZ » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:28 pm

I went ahead and updated it, since it imposes a security risk to my server (I wasn't aware that you had such an old version in use). Please let me know if anything seems out of wack.
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Postby MajorFreak » Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:46 pm

ah. much thanks, i just logged on after coming back from work. BTW, what was the method you used to upgrade, again? this way i can follow the steps you took painlessly (i think i always get confused about which download to pick from phpBB files)

Thanks for the ban tip.

Of course, now i have a huuuuuuge collection of spam memberships which are a bloody pain to delete with the basic version of phpBB....would you know of a mod to help speed up the memberlist management?
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Postby DLinkOZ » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:14 am

I used the changed file option. Same steps I outlined above. And I just keep up with the spam signups on a day-to-day basis, it would be overwhelming to remove them all at once.
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Postby MajorFreak » Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:47 am

if i find a mod that takes care of it with a better interface than the "find user" tedium, i'll certainly let you know.
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Postby MajorFreak » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:14 pm

unf! http://majorfreak.livejournal.com/311631.html

joy oh blissfull rapture!
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