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1  DeveloperSide.NET / Feedback and Suggestions / Article phpBB Mods is incorrect on: November 17, 2006, 06:58:48 PM

Problem: phpBB displays "Powered by phpBB 'version'" at the bottom of each page. This allows an individual to search Google, or any other Search Engine, for all domains/websites that are running specific older versions of phpBB -- which are known to have vulnerabilities and exploits.

phpBB hasn't displayed the version number at the bottom for quite some time. If it does, it means phpBB hasn't been updated properly.

Solution: Update phpBB version string to '2.x.x'.


Login into MySQL. Enter SQL query...
REPLACE INTO phpbb2.phpbb_config (config_name, config_value) VALUES('version', '.x.x');

Doing this will break the update notification in the admin panel, and is unnecessary since phpBB doesn't display the version number in the footer. It also harms the Support Team when someone asks for help and doesn't know what version they are running.

Just an FYI.

Support Team Leader, phpBB
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