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Author Topic: How to secure SMF  (Read 6557 times)

Offline Bram P

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How to secure SMF
« on: January 03, 2009, 02:54:53 PM »
Hello,

I do really like the SMF forum I have installed t several times for several forums, but the last time I installed it it got hacked. Nobody (except me) had any of the passwords for anything.
Is there any way to secure the SMF forums more than they already are, so that won't happen again?

best regards,
Bram P

Offline Kindred

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Re: How to secure SMF
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009, 05:08:39 PM »
SMF is currently secure. There are no known hacks for the current versions.

So, your method to secure SMF is to stay up-to-date with your installed version and be careful of mods.
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

Offline Deaks

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Re: How to secure SMF
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 05:22:12 PM »
most themes are also safe, each theme and mod on the customise section is tested and code looked at so from customisation side we are 99% sure its safe (unfrotunatley the occasional issue does slip trhough but this is rare)

Also unless the site is trusted be careful with external sites that offer mods

Offline Antechinus

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Re: How to secure SMF
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009, 06:26:58 PM »
Also the OP appears to assume that the hacking was a result of using SMF. It could easily have been a server security problem.

Offline confusion

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Re: How to secure SMF
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 10:25:45 PM »
Keeping your site secure is an ongoing process.  You need to monitor apache, php and simplemachines for security updates and apply them when necessary.  I strongly recommend that you use Suhosin as well. 

Offline Bram P

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Re: How to secure SMF
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2009, 08:31:01 AM »
Many thanks everybody, I'll check all the tips out :)

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Re: How to secure SMF
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 10:23:00 AM »
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