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Forum: vB4 General Discussions 09 Apr 2014, 13:51
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By xenite
If your server is running older software that is...

If your server is running older software that is not yet considered to be vulnerable you should be okay. Not every server installation was upgraded to the OpenSSL that has been affected by the bug.
Forum: vBulletin.org Site Feedback 09 Apr 2014, 13:45
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
Posted By xenite
Someone used a Thai address to try to get into my...

Someone used a Thai address to try to get into my account this morning. These are often proxy servers and you can never really know where the real culprit is.

Long passwords are much harder to...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 06 Oct 2013, 14:31
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By xenite
The programs that are used to spam forums use...

The programs that are used to spam forums use template files that tell them what to look for. Most likely the spammers who are trying to get into your forums use templates that restrict posts to a...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 03 Oct 2013, 02:36
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By xenite
Well, that was a link drop....

Well, that was a link drop....
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 03 Oct 2013, 02:30
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By xenite
I used the RSS feed dashboard in VBulletin. No...

I used the RSS feed dashboard in VBulletin. No extra coding.

Google analyzes the text on the page. However, the penalty I received was due to a manual review. I have no idea of what brought...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 03 Oct 2013, 02:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By xenite
Hm. :) That's a little drastic but it...

Hm. :)

That's a little drastic but it should keep the well-behaved crawlers out of your forums.
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 30 Sep 2013, 16:41
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By xenite
Don't do that. I added automatic news updates to...

Don't do that. I added automatic news updates to my forum in 2011 and Google slapped me with a penalty in their search results. I had to stop posting the RSS feeds and file a reconsideration...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 18 Sep 2013, 18:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By xenite
Most of that traffic may have been crawlers. ...

Most of that traffic may have been crawlers.

Make sure your robots.txt is up-to-date.
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 18 Sep 2013, 18:55
Replies: 10
Views: 2,703
Posted By xenite
If all else fails, login to VBulletin's Members...

If all else fails, login to VBulletin's Members area and download the source code again. Then just extract the files you are sure you need.
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 18 Sep 2013, 18:52
Replies: 100
Views: 37,200
Posted By xenite
Sorry. It's the CONTROL PANEL LOG that will tell...

Sorry. It's the CONTROL PANEL LOG that will tell you anything useful. (ON EDIT: About the IP address they used.)
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 18 Sep 2013, 07:00
Replies: 100
Views: 37,200
Posted By xenite
Look at VBulletin's admin log. That should tell...

Look at VBulletin's admin log. That should tell you the IP address.
Forum: General Articles 17 Sep 2013, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 27,695
Posted By xenite
How to Harden Your Web Server Against Hacking

There is no way to completely prevent hackers from getting in to your server accounts but there are ways you can make it harder for them to do that. Here are a few tips for people to consider.
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Forum: vB4 General Discussions 17 Sep 2013, 14:14
Replies: 100
Views: 37,200
Posted By xenite
A common cause for this kind of error is massive...

A common cause for this kind of error is massive crawler/robot activity on a site. It could be a search engine gone nuts but more likely is someone trying to create spam accounts or hack into the...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 17 Sep 2013, 14:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,703
Posted By xenite
Using Web-sniffer.net it looks to me like he may...

Using Web-sniffer.net it looks to me like he may have replaced some of your PHP files. You may only have to upload backup copies of the PHP, not the MySQL database.

As far as blocking him from...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 13 Sep 2013, 00:48
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By xenite
VBulletin 4.2 has native advertising capability...

VBulletin 4.2 has native advertising capability (at least, mine does).
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 13 Sep 2013, 00:47
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By xenite
This is not a good idea. If you're wanting to do...

This is not a good idea. If you're wanting to do this for "search engines", don't waste your time.
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 13 Sep 2013, 00:36
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By xenite
If you're referring to the Syrian Electronic Army...

If you're referring to the Syrian Electronic Army hacks, all they are doing is executing scripts in the INSTALL directories.

Deleting those directories prevents further hacks through that exploit.
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 13 Sep 2013, 00:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By xenite
STEP 1: Login to ADMINCP STEP 2: In the...

STEP 1: Login to ADMINCP
STEP 2: In the left-hand margin, scroll down to NOTICES
STEP 3: Click on NOTICES
STEP 4: DELETE the notice with the hacker message
STEP 5: Find the new admin account(s)...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 13 Sep 2013, 00:29
Replies: 38
Views: 7,106
Posted By xenite
Login to your ADMINCP and go to NOTICES. You...

Login to your ADMINCP and go to NOTICES. You should find it there. Just delete the notice. Then delete the admin account.
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 13 Sep 2013, 00:27
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By xenite
Web-Sniffer.net indicates that bizforums.co.uk is...

Web-Sniffer.net indicates that bizforums.co.uk is sending a 303 redirect status. Look in the server account's HTACCESS file. It could be something entered into Plesk. It doesn't look to me like...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 10 Sep 2013, 15:58
Replies: 38
Views: 7,106
Posted By xenite
The redirects are being inserted into the...

The redirects are being inserted into the database through the ADMINCP. Replacing the scripts won't accomplish anything.

Your best bet is to look at the Admin Log and see which functions the...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 10 Sep 2013, 15:53
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By xenite
That sounds really scary, but unless I can see it...

That sounds really scary, but unless I can see it I can't evaluate it.

The thing with .htaccess is that the file is checked for each and every file that is fetched from your server. The server...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 10 Sep 2013, 02:34
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By xenite
If you had a lot of threads in the old forum and...

If you had a lot of threads in the old forum and your new forum cannot publish the exact same URLs there is no practical method to accomplish what you're asking.

I would do a RedirectMatch on the...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 10 Sep 2013, 02:31
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By xenite
You know, a couple of years ago I turned on the...

You know, a couple of years ago I turned on the Facebook connection in my forums and no one used it. Then I saw that it was no longer working because Facebook changed its API.

Twitter changed its...
Forum: vB4 General Discussions 10 Sep 2013, 02:27
Replies: 22
Views: 3,118
Posted By xenite
Zachary, one of the support staff here, has...

Zachary, one of the support staff here, has shared this info:


It's kind of generic but that is the best place to start. There are lots of other measures you MAY be able to take.

For example,...
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