Author Topic: *** MUST READ*** Security update to forum  (Read 1031 times)

February 04, 2013, 06:14:32 PM
Seems a security update has made things go a little screwy. I'm looking at this now, but may have to bring the scheduled maintenance forward to tonight, in order to resolve the issues it has created  :(
Will update as soon as I have a plan ;)

February 04, 2013, 06:20:40 PM
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cue music..........der der der der der derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :-)

February 04, 2013, 06:39:07 PM
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It was a bloody automated critical security update from SMF, and it's wiped the modifications off, and screwed some code up too.
Backing everything up now, and then it looks like Thursdays planned fresh install, will have to be done tonight  AARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR LOL

February 04, 2013, 06:53:01 PM
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lol well if ya will be geeky and know what ya doing this is what will happen lol

February 04, 2013, 07:08:21 PM
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LOL Looks like their emergency update has screwed up 1000's of boards, looking at their support site LOL
It's no big deal, just a PITA having to rush it all now. Forum has best part of 4 gig in images and files to download and backup, which I'd normally just set going through the night. I can back them up to server in no time, but prefer to have a full backup on PC as well, just in case ;-)
Forum will go in to maintenance mode for a few hours, while I do the main backups, get all the recoding applied, and flick the switches back on :-(

But the good news is, our ass is covered against the recent hacking/defacing of 1000's of forums, due to the security issue they have discovered and "fixed" LOL

February 04, 2013, 09:56:19 PM
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We are back. Still quite a bit of work to do, to add the remaining modifications etc. But for now, we are good to go. The smilies and better posting editor I will get done tomorrow ;-)

February 04, 2013, 10:05:03 PM
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Whoops, forgot to fix the mobile template LOL

February 04, 2013, 10:08:56 PM
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Still can't post photos Chris.
A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

February 04, 2013, 10:10:43 PM
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February 04, 2013, 10:11:54 PM
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Seems to be OK here Bob??? The inline attachments isn't on yet, but normal uploads should still be OK?
What error message do you see?

February 04, 2013, 10:16:53 PM
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I browse for the image and click on it but there no message saying whether it's an end of post or an in line image mate.   Don't seem to be able to see the image in a preview.
A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

February 04, 2013, 10:19:47 PM
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That's just the inline attachment mod Bob. Images will still upload when you hit submit, and show at end of posts ;-)

February 04, 2013, 10:26:35 PM
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A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

February 04, 2013, 10:42:16 PM
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I'll be reapplying all the other modifications tomorrow Bob. Just wanted to get everything up and running ASAP, so it kept down time to a minimum ;)
There are also a few extra bits getting put on tomorrow, which will hopefully give us a more interesting "Home" page, rather than just the forum main page ;) But Im going to see what people think about that, and if it is better or worse than just going directly to forum main page :-)

February 04, 2013, 10:43:17 PM
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PS: I will also be adding the black theme back on tomorrow, for those that prefer it ;)

February 05, 2013, 10:06:11 AM
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In line attachments sorted Bob ;)

February 05, 2013, 10:30:50 AM
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A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

February 05, 2013, 04:34:34 PM
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Improved quick reply and a new version of Dark theme added ;D
For those who prefer the darker theme, you can change it in your profile preferences on http://chat-photography.com/forum/profile/?area=theme

February 05, 2013, 05:29:54 PM
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Thanks for the hard work Chris