Will you need your site back after the test? Or can I just go ahead without taking a backup?
Don't worry about backups. I do that all the time, encrypt them and store them in various places including a DVD/RW disk stored in a fireproof safe. Plus my host makes one offsite backup every 24 hours.
Primarily a phpBB installation. I've ran some tools but my security immediately throws a 403. Wondering if there are any weaknesses I have and if so what to do to fix them.
Possibly. Possibly you even meant that "as a bad thing." All the vulnerabilities I didn't know about before are because somebody looked for them.
Maybe I've misread, but he said his SITE. Sites generally mean everything. I once got a notice for one of my forums from my hoster that said they had disabled the hosting for the domain temporarily until I had looked over it and gave some links for stuff on my site. Turns out the Wordpress test install, had allowed a third party to create all sorts of files and what not. I deleted everything, emptied the DB and restored a backup, just in case. Changed DB passwords. Then re-uploaded the site including the forum. Point is he's looking for people to test his entire site. He's come here because he trust most of the people here, not to destroy his site. Obviously the way he's gone about posting it in a totally public forum isn't the safest way to go about it as it also attracts people from outside this forum. But as long as he's not straight up posting login creds in public, he really is free to post this. As long as he realizes anything bad that happens to his site because of this post is solely his responsibility and all the liability that implies.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:36 pmor... you could just sit back and enjoy your board and not worry so much about the very slim possibility of your board getting hacked.
I would bet money that if there were any hacks around for phpbb that we would certainly be hearing about them.
I would bet money that YOU would be hearing about them before most of us would.
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