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Posted by:pento
Subject:Why so nice OSS product have so terrible forum engine?
Date:19:57:13 24/04/2009

> http://search.securityfocus.com/swsearch?query=phpbb&sbm=archive%2F1%2F&submit=Search!&metaname=alldoc&sort=swishrank
> 19 pages of vulnerabilities.
Last modified on: 2008-08-10 00:00:00 MDT

> http://search.securityfocus.com/swsearch?query=punbb&sbm=archive%2F1%2F&submit=Search!&metaname=alldoc&sort=swishrank
>
> only 2, but they're pretty nasty.
Last modified on: 2008-02-20 00:00:00 MST

It is common situation when more powerful software has more bugs.
And simply we need to currently update it. Even Windows can
be secure OS if you will install updates in time.

> Mailing lists are fine if people can understand they're on a mailing list -
> instead, I get my email blacklisted in distributed spam lists (and worse, my
> hosts systems blacklisted), because people sign up to get email, then report
> the email they get as spam. Shutting down the mailing list was one of the
> best things I did for my sanity.
Very-very strange people :( Mailing list is good old school solution.
May be Google Groups will be good replacement for it (like for Vim)?
It's very easy and almost powerful idea.

> So, until theres forum software that isn't more likely
> to get the server owned than not, it is what it is.
I understand you as security specialist =)


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