How important is it to upgrade to the newest version?

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How important is it to upgrade to the newest version?

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Is it really THAT important?
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Well, newer version have more features or they have bug fixed...
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updating to 2.0.11 is imperitive due to security weaknesses in 2.0.10 and below (and the worm that exploits the securty weakness)
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Post by sonyboy »

As it was said before, any future phpBB 2.0.x is only made due to security issue(s) no new feature is added. Their major focus now is Olympus (2.2).
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Re: How important is it to upgrade to the newest version?

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Shanana wrote: Is it really THAT important?


Update to 2.0.11 is very important, quiet a few have been hacked because of not up to date. Normally a security hole is not released in public but just fixed with an update of phpBB. But between 2.0.10 and 2.0.11 the hack code was made public (Not by phpbb) and so a lot of persons are abusing this.
PhpBB has then released an update as it does always with security risks.

So update and don't get hacked and delete the versionnumber. (not the copyright)
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Post by Kanuck »

sonyboy wrote: Their major focus now is Olympus (2.2).

You're sure about that? :P

2.0.x releases are only made to fix bugs and security holes; a rather major one was fixed with 2.0.11, so it's very important that you update to that version, as lower versions leave all files on the webserver at risk of being overwritten.

phpBB 2.x, as per the developers' announcement, could well be continued in the future. phpBB 3.0, codename "Olympus," will be the next major release, but phpBB 2.x will still likely be maintained beyond that point.
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Post by sonyboy »

Yep, I'm possible, they made an announcement months ago.
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sonyboy wrote: Yep, I'm possible, they made an announcement months ago.

You're not possible, you're positive; Olympus is not 2.2, it is 3.0; and they made an announcement two days ago announcing the direction changes.

You ought to head to the announcement forum and brush up so you aren't giving out misinformation to other users.
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Post by sonyboy »

Ooops, my bad, it is still 2.2, it just got rename to Olympus or 3.0.

EDIT - I already now it's called Olympus or 3.0, but the reason I kept saying 2.2 is because some ppl might not read the announcement so when you say Olympus or 3.0 they might act like: Huh? so that's why I put Olympus (2.2).
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Post by Paul Grayson »

You've got to get the upgrade installed ASAP.

There's a worm doing the rounds that uses the security hole present in 2.0.10 to attack other sites, generally unsucesfully. However it does seem to generate excessive network traffic whilst doing so, effectively DoS-ing some sites.
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Post by smithy_dll »

I think that has been said about 10 times already in this thread. No need to beat around the bush.
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Post by Shanana »

Sorry it has taken so long to reply. I've been busy.

In the end, I guess the thing that had my heart going are the styles, because I have a lot of them, most third parties. I always keep a back up, but you never know when something could go wrong anyway. Losing all of that would suck.

*still deciding*
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Post by AdamR »

Updating to 2.0.11 should have no effect on the styles you're using for your forum other than the addition of the Visual Confirmation MOD. Manually updating this is really quite simple:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/catdb.php?cat=48

But it has been said many times: updating to 2.0.11 is of the absolute utmost importance.

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Post by Shanana »

Thanks!
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