I just want to start by taking my hat off to the folks at phpbb. Nice work indeed. Only a couple of OS X Server MySQL issues at first but I seem to have worked them out except:
Someone has apparently hacked into my mail server and I strongly suspect my new phpbb based forum - http://www.beathustler.com/forums
I woke up to an unusual number of junk mails many with returns with reply to addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org
both of which do not exist on my server which I run (www.beathustler.com
). Most of the returns and the TEST mails which he/she ran to see if their little scheme was working had .uk on them so I think it came from England.
Anyway...This is my first "hack" since hosting my own server. OS X has generally behaved beautifully in terms of security. It seems that this person hacked into the settings of my .php files and got my SMTP user name and password which of course FREAKED me out so I changed them all over the server.
How doesn the embedded phpbb email button work? If I leave smtp off and take out the SMTP info then will people still be able to use the email button? How can I secure these PHP files better?
Thank you very much.