upgrade this forum to VB 3.6.4

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by ppc, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    I few friends of mine who were running earlier versions(earlier that 3.6.4) of vbulletin were hacked....apparently as I have been reading there are vulnerabilities with previous versions...i just upgraded mine...

    why not upgrade it ;)

    picking up the pieces after a hack is not fun as im sure you guys know
  2. Icy

    Icy New Member

    Yep that would be great :D.
  3. KH-Joel

    KH-Joel KH Sales Staff Member

    This is definitely something we plan on doing...when we find the time :)

  4. Tru2Chevy

    Tru2Chevy New Member

    Heh....I know the feeling. Still looking for time to upgrade my site from 3.6.2.....

    - Justin
  5. RaceJunkie

    RaceJunkie Member

    Patches can be applied to vB in a manner of minutes versus a full upgrade.. This will not change the version# but will patch any security holes..;)
  6. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    Just letting you know, another friend of mine's vbulletin was just hacked with "vBulletin Version 3.6.0".

    Guys, it just takes 5 minutes to upgrade and it will save you much trouble in the future.
  7. RaceJunkie

    RaceJunkie Member

    You do have the option to just install the security fix versus overwriting all your php files (Full Upgrade) Doing this does not change your version number. KnownHost may have done this as well. But you are rite in reminding them if they have not took preventive measures.:D
  8. ppc

    ppc Moderator


    Also, there's new features with the latest version,

    Why not take advantage of them while one's license is still active? I for one thought it would be a big deal to upgrade. It really isnt, it took less than 5 minutes including uploading the new files.
  9. RaceJunkie

    RaceJunkie Member

    I'm just glad we have been at 3.6.4 for awhile now. They were working me to death upgrading, as I have a very custom site, it's a pain in the butt to re-edit templates.. So if you have a standard vB install the upgrade does not take that long, but if your board in modified, it's a couple days for me..:D
  10. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    Thats true. Though I'm sure upgrading is less stressful than picking up the pieces after a hack :)

    It would be nice if vbulletin created some sort of auto-upgrade.
  11. RaceJunkie

    RaceJunkie Member

    Well I guess in a sense it is a auto upgrade, the installer does everything for you all we have to do is click next.. And or course upload the new files, but I don't like doing full upgrades very often. As long as I install the security fixes I'm ok with being a little behind on version #'s :cool:
  12. KH-Paul

    KH-Paul CTO Staff Member

    Upgraded... Thanks for the reminder ;)

  13. Nneel

    Nneel New Member

    why not go for vb 3.6.5 now ..it released few days back
    it has some bugfix /security issue

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