View Full Version : Forum security

01-02-2006, 12:53 PM
I will try to run a forum (I know it's definitely not easy) but I am pretty concerned about security. Quite a few forums I frequent have closed down due to hackers. Are there any FREE forum software that can deter hacking well?

01-03-2006, 10:21 AM
I would say vBulletin and IPB are more secure in the way they handle security issues. And banning options, vBulletin is good in this respect, as is it's Admin control panel. You can ban users usernames, ip, and set email addresses that people will not be able to register with. But they are not FREE.

I think free forum softwares are more vulnerable to hacking and security issues. SMF would be the ideal free forum software for you. It has less security flaws compared to other free softwares.

01-03-2006, 04:41 PM
Thanks Peter. Does Joomla come with it's own forum, or is it just a CMS?

01-04-2006, 09:11 AM
Joomla is a Content Management System created by the same team that brought the Mambo CMS. Joomla, formerly known as Mambo, is one of the most popular free open source software projects. As far as I know Joomla doesn't come with it's own forum software but you should go through the following links to get more information


11-08-2007, 03:19 PM
there's agood thread about the most secure forum script.

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06-12-2012, 06:13 AM
i m try to sort out the problem .

10-02-2018, 01:47 PM
The paid forum CMS might have a good performance for securtiy issues. If you intend to use a free one like phpBB, choose a good control panel is a key to protect from the hacker attack. Some control panels are designed with a build-in firewall module, iptables (https://vpsrobots.com/documents/how-to-set-up-iptables-with-vpsrobots.html), to easily block the suspicious IP addresses and ports.

12-24-2018, 06:43 AM
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