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PHPbb "possible looming threat"
No you have not yet been hacked and phpbb is still ok. However, apparently forum watching is a new sport in looking for possible looming threats. And this seems to be a favorite for bot authors looking for a quick exploit. A friend of mine snagged this off of digg and I awoke to this story originally bearing its head a few days ago before digg just caught onto it. There's even been some Vanilla/SMF name dropping as well. The original: http://www.issociate.de/board/post/312809/phpBB_mass-hack_being_prepared_ Digg story: http://digg.com/security/phpBB_mass_hack_being_prepared_ For the most part, the concern appears warranted mainly because some random person(s) have registered the same name across several (several hundred maybe) forums using the same name posting mindless nonsense and advertising. I can see this scenario panning out in the vanilla community if we don't keep our guard up, but overall, it seems like a decent enough read with potential ways to spot bots before they do any major harm and how to manage large forums vigilantly. :)
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