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What risks run using nulled styles?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:01 am
by wen33
On the internet there are many sites that offer free phpBB styles when they are actually paid. There are risks in using these pirates styles?

Re: What risks run using nulled styles?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:59 am
by david63
What is a "nulled" style?
wen33 wrote:There are risks in using these pirates styles?
Any style that has not been validated by the phpBB team potentially runs a risk of any number of problems, but having said that there are some very good and reliable paid for styles out there - whether you should pay for a style is another debate.

Just because a style is paid for does not necessarily mean that it is "pirated"

Re: What risks run using nulled styles?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:10 am
by KnownSyntax
The person providing the styles/themes could have hidden scripts in them, they could be redirect traffic, having hidden ads for their own means, etc.

The biggest one would just be that they are not secure at all, but that's something that would come at the cost of using a style that is not validated by the phpBB team.

Re: What risks run using nulled styles?

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:30 am
by Mick
david63 wrote:Just because a style is paid for does not necessarily mean that it is "pirated"
Or that it even works!

You pays your money and you takes your chances.