Spam and being hacked are not synonyms.martini25 wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:54 pmHi guys,
what can one do in order to make sure the forum doesn't get hacked?
it happened to one i administer: in a section, there were about 5000 posts all of a sudden. Of course, spam!
I had no choice but to delete the whole branch and create it back. this was the first time.
Now it happened again. About 20.000 posts, out of nowhere. Any ideas pls?
Restore your back from before this attack.
If your host's server had been hacked then you would certainly know about it as your board would have some strange behaviour - also there would probably be some files on your domain that look "out of place". It is very rare for a phpBB board to be hacked.
You put in all the possible answers.martini25 wrote: ↑Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pmGot it right, it's clean now.
Another question i find nice would be "Who do you see in the mirror"? But the answer can be mixed: 'myself', 'me', 'i', and so on. You put all these as correct answers, or you set a single answer? Thanks
And another one: how can you allow new users only by confirming their emails? I have seen some code editing in the link from HiFiKabin, and thanks for that. But is this the only way to do it?