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How can you keep your forum from being hacked?



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How can you keep your forum from being hacked?

Many really good forums are lost due to hacking. And, even if the owner gets the forum back, there is always lots of damage clean up. How can you keep a forum from being hacked or minimize the possibility that a hacker will damage your forum databases?

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Marlin

Update your forum software as security patches become available. Don't divulge your login details to anyone, not even a trusted admin as you never know when someone will turn into an opportunist. Those are some good tips to help you keep from being hacked.



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Jagger

Add a forum firewall that prevents others from bombarding your site with spam sign ups. If someone can bombard your site with thousands of sign up requests an hour, it's likely to crash your site server with too much bandwidth and this is as damaging as a hacking.



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Corzhens

Hacking is getting to be a big headache now because even big organizations are being hacked. The first rule in protecting your site from being hacked is to regularly change the password and use a password that has no meaning and a mix of letters, numbers and special characters. But you cannot just do that for personal passwords because the harder the password that you use, the higher the probability that you will forget it.



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