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IPB Forum got Hacked!

January 27, 2007 4:20 pm

The ULUBUDA forum got hacked again! The forum was set up about 3 years ago and I chose to use IPB back then. IPB is a nice software and the 1.2 version was free, but it's no longer supported and hence it has many security issues. It has been hacked quite a few times in the past few months, but it was not serious enough for me to change it.

Yesterday it was hacked again and this time the user even have access to my whole server, so I have no choice but to switch to SMF (Simple Machine Forum). I have been using SMF for a while for other sites but the main reason why I don't want to change is because I worry I will lose all the data. Luckly SMF comes with converters and it helps be convert everything from the IPB board to the new forum. Everything works except some very little information lost, i.e. showing the most recent topics on the board index.

After the installation I really start to appreciate SMF features and the erse of use, it just works! Although I have been using it for quite a while, I appreciate it much more when I switch from IPB v1.2. If you are still running IPB free version, I would recommend switching to another forum engine. Now everything is working nicely, just a few things to customise, thanks SMF :).

One Response to “IPB Forum got Hacked!”

WitheHorse wrote a comment on April 18, 2007

Hi all!
I like this forum!!

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