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  Post #1 (permalink)   12-30-2005, 04:31 PM
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Sure vbulletin looks more sleek and php has more exposure to hacks but all the vbulls i see are waiting for cyustom hacks or racketing thru bad mods.
what is a designer to do?

  Post #2 (permalink)   12-30-2005, 09:24 PM
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ofcourse vbulletin i can sort forus like that

ipb > vbulletin > smf > phpbb
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  Post #3 (permalink)   12-30-2005, 09:38 PM
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Off topic Speaking of phpbb... i just got an email saying there is a new version...

Back on topic: I think vB if far more safer then any other type of forum software, i also think its much better, it has alot of more features, cracks, hacks, ect.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   01-04-2006, 10:09 AM
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I think vBulletin is the most advanced and safer paid forum script. IPB comes next, PhpBB is far down as many exploits of phpBB are appearing everyday.

  Post #5 (permalink)   01-04-2006, 10:54 AM
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I think vBulletin is. I have worked with their support department in the past on some issues and they really seem to try to keep their product secure
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  Post #6 (permalink)   01-04-2006, 08:27 PM
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vB by far. Simply because the team puts a lot more time into securing the scripts and software. They release a lot more updates when new exploits are found.

  Post #7 (permalink)   01-04-2006, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cyberturk
ofcourse vbulletin i can sort forus like that

ipb > vbulletin > smf > phpbb
ipb doesn't compare to vb
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  Post #8 (permalink)   01-05-2006, 10:44 AM
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IMO vBulletin forums are more secure than phpbb. There is a level of hackability with any open-source software. vBulletin is with is not open source so it has better security than phpBB.
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  Post #9 (permalink)   01-05-2006, 11:17 AM
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the reason i love php is because of the hacks. that is why it is the best.

  Post #10 (permalink)   05-03-2012, 08:16 AM
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vBulletin. PHPBB is very difficult to keep secure unless you are constantly patching it.
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  Post #11 (permalink)   11-10-2012, 12:15 PM
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I agree with you guys. While you can install lots of hacks on PHBB, vBulletin is still safer even without them. The support system is also better for vBulletin, being a paid script and all. I guess one big disadvantage for this script is the high price, not everyone can afford it.

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To the previous 2 posters: please check the date of the thread before replying. While the issue might still be valid enough to discuss today, this thread is too old to be bumped,
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