phpBB hacks: password security, anti robot login and a full board security system
by James Hicks - Thursday, 6 December 2007.
phpBB uses its own authorisation/session handling, database abstraction layer and template systems, so there are numerous guides on how to use them to create your own modifications for phpBB2.0 and 3.0. Besides this, you can download a large number of quality addons for this popular forum software and here are a couple of security related ones. While I provided links to developers, I would suggest you to download the mods directly from phpBB homepage.



Password security

When a new password is entered, the user will receive a JavaScript warning alerting him of the change.



MOD Author: http://www.underhill.de
MOD Version 1.1.4
Installation Level: easy
Installation Time: 5 minutes

Files To Edit:
includes/usercp_register.php
templates/subSilver/profile_add_body.tpl
language/lang_english/lang_main.php
language/lang_english/lang_faq.php




Anti Robotic Login Flood

This mod will add a random-graphical-text security code field in Login form to protect your phpBB from being flooded of robotic-member-login



MOD Author: http://www.phpbbturkey.com
MOD Description:
MOD Version: 1.0.4

Installation Level: Intermediate
Installation Time: 20 Minutes

Files To Edit:
admin/admin_board.php
includes/constants.php
includes/functions.php
includes/page_header.php
login.php
index.php
templates/subSilver/admin/board_config_body.tpl
templates/subSilver/login_body.tpl
templates/subSilver/index_body.tpl
language/lang_english/lang_admin.php
language/lang_english/lang_main.php




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