Why did SMF only send out e-mail notification of this important update today? Fortunately, I was informed about this from another source, so I updated days ago.
What should SMF do? Sending 170,000 handwritten letters?
No, 170,000 automated e-mails would surfice!
I appreciate that it will take some time, but even one e-mail per second would take only 2 days (and correct me if I'm wrong, but I would have thought e-mail can be sent out faster than this).
Take a regulary look into the admin-center of your forum. There you'll find a notice if an update is available and how to install it.
Well, I don't always check the admin area for security updates - I sometimes choose to not visit my forum at all!
Though I do routinely check my e-mail! I just assumed that SMF would be in a rush to send out such notifications.
I receive other security notifications (from other websites) almost immediately. How many people have been hacked between the announcement here and receiving e-mail notification? Can the e-mail notifications be speeded up? If there are technical reasons why e-mail cannot be sent out faster than 1 e-mail every 2 seconds (assuming I was one of the last to be informed - it might be slower than this), I withdraw my remarks.
Glad to see there is a fix though.
whoop de doo I have been hacked and my sites are down. I don't see the thrill.
When were you hacked, Mr Kim?