Message Board Security Problems

Written by T Frady

Security leaks can be a big problem for any site using a message board. Hackers can actually use your message board to go in and change things on your site. This has happened to me at least four times. Once an iframe was added to every single page of one of my very large sites. Thankfully, I had it completely backed up, so all I had to do was sendrepparttar pages back up torepparttar 144805 server. Twice,repparttar 144806 front page of one of my sites was hijacked. The entire content ofrepparttar 144807 front page was replaced by some note from a hacker stating he had been there.

The last time one of my sites had to be taken down to preventrepparttar 144808 server from crashing. After calling my web host they were able to tell me my message board wasrepparttar 144809 cause ofrepparttar 144810 problem. I used, and still do on some sites,repparttar 144811 phpbb message board. It is one ofrepparttar 144812 most popular boards onrepparttar 144813 internet, and it's free. The web host tech told me thatrepparttar 144814 problem was that a virus of sorts had been placed ontorepparttar 144815 server, throughrepparttar 144816 message board, inrepparttar 144817 message board folder, and was calling out to other servers causing a major load on my web host's server. To fixrepparttar 144818 problemrepparttar 144819 web host tech foundrepparttar 144820 file and deleted it. After that, all I had to do was update torepparttar 144821 latest version of phpbb and so far so good.

PHP is 10 years old!

Written by Cale D. Hollingsworth

I can't believe PHP is 10 years old!

When I first started developing web applications in 1994, there was really only one choice. Perl.

Early in 1995, my friend, who was also my systems administrator atrepparttar time, introduced me to PHP. It was a small CGI that parsed script tags embedded WITHINrepparttar 144634 HTML! No more building entire HTML documents from within Perl printf functions! Oh Joy.

When Rasmus started developing an Apache plug-in (PHP/FI), I was certainly hooked. I developed my first e-commerce site in 1995 using PHP/FI & mSQL and it was a huge success. Since then, my companies have developed dozens of projects and applications from small to large usingrepparttar 144635 LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) platform. This platform has matured torepparttar 144636 point where it is ubquitous to world wide web. Even this very site is powered by LAMP.

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