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I just got this as a pm, is this real

Dear, KingWasp!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.

We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately:

http://sec urity-tool2010.com/KingWasp

If you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your Internet provider.


Forum Administration http://www.renegade-x.com

I think is it spam

thanks KingWasp

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This is to the mods, I know you guys are using Joomla!. I have a lot of experience with joomla. But your security sucks. Here is my advice to improve it:

#1. Add an ip denier to this directory: http://www.renegade-x.com/administrator/ and allow ONLY the ips of the users that are allowed to the back end.

#2. What ever you do DON'T integrate Invision Power Board with Joomla!, because then your only asking for trouble.

#3. Keep components and modules to a bare minimum, Joomla! is very safe out of the box but becomes VERY unsafe as soon as you begin adding modules and components.

#4. Throw in .htaccess files in all of these directories:


#5 Use sftp, and enable https for the administrator directory, and advisably for the entire site.

Note #5 is a BIG deterrent to any hack attacks. I hope you guys don't run into any problems, by the way when I was browsing the forum board a couple of times I was promted to login to the backend via http login form. THATS kind of a bug that should be fixed.

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  • Totem Arts Staff

Well, if you guys are looking for a site integration tool, IP.Board 3 has an addon called "IP.Content" which is their CMS product. It completely stomps the ---- out of vB's CMS which is just a porting of Wordpress on a better back-end. I've used both IP.Content and vB's CMS, so this next statement would be the advice.

If you want a quick site to be made, go vBulletin. Their CMS is quicker to "learn" and setup. If you want a fully integrated site, go Invision Power Board with IP.Content. IP.Content has full page templating and database support.

Just my advice. ;)

I'm planning on buying IP.Content myself for my licensed board before this summer. ;)

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