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  1. IPS News added a blog entry in News and Announcements   

    IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update
    We are releasing patches for IP.Board 3.3.x and IP.Board 3.4.x to address a security issue recently reported to us.
     
    It has been brought to our attention that a cross-site scripting issue exists within the messenger in IP.Board.  We are releasing a patch today that addresses this issue.
     
    3.4.7:   patch12_5_2014.zip
     
    3.3.4:   patch12_5_2014 - 3.3.x-updated.zip
     
    We would like to thank Matthias Ungethüm ( http://www.unnex.de ) for reporting this issue to us.     
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  2. IPS News added a post in a topic: IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update   

    We are releasing patches for IP.Board 3.3.x and IP.Board 3.4.x to address two issues recently reported to us.
     
    It has been brought to our attention that certain PHP configurations allow for a potential SQL injection vulnerability. Although this exploit requires some knowledge of your configuration and for certain files to be web-readable, we felt it important to release an update.
     
    Additionally, it has been brought to our attention that it may be possible to send attachments via the email classes which would ordinarily be removed.

    Please view the full article  for more detail and the zip files.
     
  3. IPS News added a post in a topic: Active Security Exploit   

    IPS is investigating a possible security exploit reported to us a few hours ago.
     
    We are developing a fix for this issue now and anticipate its release tomorrow. Until the fix is released, clients are advised to delete the following file from their community:
    interface/ipsconnect/ipsconnect.php This will disable the IPS Connect service which is our system to allow for multiple sites to share one login. Most clients will not need this service but if you do use it then we still suggest you temporarily disable until a fix is released tomorrow.
     
    IPS Community in the Cloud clients: we have already disabled this feature for you so you are not impacted by this exploit.

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  4. IPS News added a post in a topic: IPS Community Suite 4.0.0 Beta 2 Available   

    We are happy to release the second beta of IPS Community Suite 4.0!
     
    IPS welcomes any clients who enjoy testing beta software to participate and post bugs in our  bug tracker . These beta releases help us to provide a more stable final release and the more people who participate in testing the better it is for all.
     
    This release makes available:
    Forums Blog Gallery Downloads Calendar This release does  not  contain Commerce (formerly IP.Nexus), Pages (formerly IP.content), or Chat. These three apps will be released soon as a separate download.
     
    The upgrade system is now available and you can upgrade from IP.Board 3.4.7 to test this system  However:   do not upgrade your live community!  IPS does  not  provide technical support or services for beta releases. You can append "-TESTINSTALL" on to the end of your license key to allow to a separate install for test purposes.
     
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    You can download IPS Community Suite 4.0.0 Beta 2 in the  client area . Go to your Purchases section, select your license, and click the download link. IPS Community in the Cloud clients do not yet have access to the beta. That will be coming soon.
     
    You will be able to upgrade from Beta 2 to Beta 3 when it is released and to all future betas through final release.
     
    If you are not interested in downloading our beta releases you can still check out our IPS Community Suite 4.0  preview site  to see the new version in action.
     
    Discussion
     
    Please post in our special  Beta Releases forum  on the preview site for anything about Beta 2. Enjoy!
     
     
     
    We will be upgrading our own site next week. Stay tuned!

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  5. IPS News added a post in a topic: IPS Community Suite 4.0.0 Beta 1 Available   

    We are happy to release the first beta of IPS Community Suite 4.0!
     
    IPS welcomes any clients who enjoy testing beta software to participate and post bugs in our bug tracker . These beta releases help us to provide a more stable final release and the more people who participate in testing the better it is for all.
     
    This release makes available:
    Forums Blog Gallery Downloads Calendar This release does  not contain Commerce (formerly IP.Nexus), Pages (formerly IP.content), or Chat. These three apps will be released soon as a separate download.
     
    The upgrade system is now available and you can upgrade from IP.Board 3.4.7 to test this system  However: do not upgrade your live community! IPS does  not provide technical support or services for beta releases. You can append "-TESTINSTALL" on to the end of your license key to allow to a separate install for test purposes.
     
    Downloading
     
    You can download IPS Community Suite 4.0.0 Beta 1 in the client area . Go to your Purchases section, select your license, and click the download link. IPS Community in the Cloud clients do not yet have access to the beta. That will be coming soon.
     
    You will be able to upgrade from Beta 1 to Beta 2 when it is released and to all future betas.
     
    If you are not interested in downloading our beta releases you can still check out our IPS Community Suite 4.0 preview site to see the new version in action.
     
    Discussion
     
    Please post in our special Beta Releases forum on the preview site for anything about Beta 1. Enjoy!

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  6. IPS News added a post in a topic: 4.0 - Delta Updates   

    IPS Community Suite 4.0 is nearly here, and we'll be distributing betas very soon. But 4.0 is really just the beginning; with the new tightly integrated, one-version suite of applications, we're already starting to think about all of the features we'd like to add in the future. This brings us nicely to the final 4.0 feature we'd like to talk about: the upgrade system.
     
    In 4.0, when a new version is released, you'll see a message like this pop up in the Admin CP:

     
    Clicking the "Download" button will allow you download, right from the Admin CP, a zip file with the new version. This zip file will contain just the changed the files from the version you're using (in technical terms, this is called a  delta update ) to save time and bandwidth when uploading the new version to your server. The system automatically knows what apps you have installed (so you don't have to download a separate zip for each application) and even knows if you've renamed your AdminCP directory and accommodates for that.
     
    Here's a video of the process in action:
     

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  7. IPS News added a post in a topic: IP.Board 3.4.7 Released   

    We are releasing IP.Board 3.4.7 today as a maintenance release to fix commonly reported issues and to consolidate security updates since 3.4.6 was released.
      Issues fixed in this version: Internet Explorer 11 Copy/Paste Issue Facebook Profile Photos Not Loading Incoming Email Piping throws an error Terms of use link on registration broken All security patches since last released are bundled in this version Updates to Facebook Connect integration to support API Version 2.1  
    Download   You can download 3.4.7 in the client area  and read our easy guide on upgrading . If you need assistance or have issues please submit a support ticket.
  8. IPS News added a post in a topic: IPS4 Pre-Release Available for Testing   

    If you like living on the edge and testing new products we would love your help in testing IPS Community Suite 4.0!
     
    We now have pre-release versions available for download if you are an active Community Suite license holder.
     
    Pre-Release vs. Beta
     
    This is a pre-release which means we are not quite done adding/changing some areas of the Suite. It also means that you  cannot upgrade between each pre-release. Once we reach Beta stage you will be able to upgrade from Beta 1 to Beta 2 and so on.
     
    Important Information
    This is a preview of unfinished software. Do not install this on a live server or attempt to upgrade your current community. Please. You cannot upgrade between pre-release builds so you will have do a clean install each time we update this package. This will change when we reach proper beta stage. Only download this preview if you are comfortable testing software with known issues and want to provide bug reports and feedback. We provide no support for these pre-release builds.  
    Please post any bugs you find in the  bug tracker  and feedback/questions on the  preview site . We are getting close to a public beta and the final, supported release of IPS Community Suite 4.0 and appreciate your help getting there!
     
    Download Pre-Release Now

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  9. IPS News added a post in a topic: IP.Board 3.x Security Update   

    We are releasing a patch for IP.Board 3.4.x and 3.3.x that resolves multiple potential vulnerabilities.

    This update resolves several issues that we have been notified about in the share links, poll, uploads and IP.Chat systems.

    To apply the patch
     
    Simply download the attached zip and upload the files to your forum server. You do not need to run any scripts or the upgrade system.
     
     
    IPS Community in the Cloud Clients
     
    If you are a CiC client then you have already been patched. 
     
     
     
     
    We would like to thank the following users for reporting the security issues to us:
     
    Share Links, IP.Chat, uploads:
    Piotr Smaza ( https://twitter.com/evil_xorb )

    Polls:
    szer1 ( http://community.invisionpower.com/user/532691-szer1/ )
     
     
    3_4_x_Sept_14.zip
     
    3_3_x_sept_14.zip
  10. IPS News added a post in a topic: IPS Community Suite 4.0 Preview Site   

    The IPS Community Suite 4.0 preview site is open and ready for you to start browsing our new software!
     
    We have had the site quietly open for a few weeks now getting feedback and addressing issues. We want to make sure everyone is aware so you get a chance to look at what's new.
     
    Register and have a look around at what's new. Read our updates forum to check out videos demoing the system. Get involved in feedback and bug testing. Everyone at IPS is very proud of 4.0 and really hope you enjoy it. Public beta releases of 4.0 are not yet available but are just around the corner so take this opportunity to become familiar with IPS 4.0 so your community is ready when it's released.
     
    See you on the preview site!
     
     
    Please keep all feedback about 4.0 on the preview site so we can keep things organized. Thanks!

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  11. IPS News added a post in a topic: [IPS Marketplace Blog] My Free Resources   

    I wanted to take a couple of minutes to highlight my small contributions to the community although I hope they prove useful.
     

    Logo Blanks Category: Other style options Last Updated Jul 05 2014 03:45 PM

     
    These are two simple 'blank' images I made expanded out to the correct sizes for the logo (358x64) and meta image (208x70)
     
    The main reason was for anyone who did not have any software capable of dealing with .psd's as these are just simple .png images that any image editor should be able to cope with. The official GDK .psd will obviously provide a 'nicer' result however I wanted something that was very simple for everyone to be able to use too even if its just for a temporary logo while a 'nicer' one is being created.
     
     
    Hilight BBCodes Category: Other style options Last Updated Jul 05 2014 03:44 PM

     
    This is a simple package of nine different coloured 'highlight' bbcodes: Black, Blue, Cyan, Green, Magenta, Orange, Red, White, Yellow , these can be very useful for highlighting or drawing attention to a specific area of a post.
     
     
    InvisionFree Importer Category: Maintenance Last Updated Jul 05 2014 03:46 PM

     
    This script allows you to import an InvisionFree database to then be upgraded to the latest IP.Board version. The reason this is required is the database dump usually provided when requested from IF does not include any 'CREATE' statements, it expects an already existent 1.3 database to be there and empty. This file circumvents this 'catch22' by providing the appropriate empty tables for you.
     
    I've taken a lot of time with the readme with a very detailed 'hand holding' slow step by step approach to ensure that new admins are capable of using it. I should point out official support will be able to assist with an IF 'import' but I wanted this for those who would like to "do it themselves"
     
     
    IP.Downloads Mime Type Restore Category: Maintenance Last Updated Jul 05 2014 03:45 PM

     
    This I created after a support topic I noted quite a while back now, if by some reason all the IDM mime types have been lost you can simply use this to 'restore' them back to default which would be a lot quicker than manually entering them one by one. It does not restore the permissions for them ie "file" or "screenshot" however these are easily and quickly manually edited in as required.
     
     

    Default Emoticons Category: Other style options Last Updated Jul 05 2014 03:46 PM

     
    This is a quick way to restore the default emoticons. You can use the xml provided to replace them back to normal. Note you may have to adjust the /style_emoticon/default directory too. This is provided as the installer on a new installation does not use a normal xml for them, they are inserted via the installer usually hence the need for this file to restore them if required.
     
     
    Enjoy. :smile:
     
     

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  12. IPS News added a post in a topic: [IPS Marketplace Blog] - SKINS SALE NOW ONLY $10 -   

    >> SKIN SALE <<
     
    OUR SKINS NOW ONLY $10 (EXCEPT Christmas Skins)
     
    Check our 3.4.5 & 3.4.6 Skins here
     
    == NOTE: ALL OUR 3.4.5 SKINS WORK WITH 3.4.6 ==
     
    and have been skinned for:
     
    FORUM,
    GALLERY,
    CONTENT,
    DOWNLOADS,
    NEXUS,
    BLOG


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  13. IPS News added a post in a topic: [IPS Marketplace Blog] New IPBFocus Themes: Chameleon Light & Dark for 3.x + 4.x   

    Chameleon & Chameleon Dark available for IP.Board 3.4.x.
    Includes a free upgrade for IPS.Suite 4.x
     

     
     
     
    After the inital release of these themes on IPBFocus, the Chameleon series ( Light & Dark ) are now available on the IPS Marketplace. Chameleon adapts itself based on your background image by using semi-transparent "frosted glass" content boxes to allow your background image to partially show through. This allows you to easily customize the genre of the theme by changing only the background image. The header collapses on-scroll and stays at the top of the screen for easy access.
     
     
     
    Skin Features
     

     
    "Settings" Template File
    This skin includes a settings file allowing you to easily enable or disable features within the skin. This makes modifications and upgrades very simple since little code changes are required.
     
     
     


     
    Sticky, shrinking header
    The header shrinks in size and sticks to the top of the page for easy access to user controls and the board index.
     
     
     


     
    Blurred content
    In firefox, the content behind the header bar is blurred.
     
     
     


     
    Frosted Glass content boxes
    Your background image is displayed beneath your content boxes which have a frosted glass effect.
     
     
     


     
    Modified topic view
    If enabled using the settings file, the topic page can be swapped to a horizontal design to focus your users attention on the content.
     
     
     


     
    Guest message
    A customizable message is shown to guests, prompting them to either register or login to your forum.
     
     
     


     
    Social link icons
    Social links can be enabled/disabled and customized to your own URL using the Settings file, allowing you to easily link to your social network pages (facebook, twitter, etc)
     
     
     


     
    Optional Tooltips
    Forum descriptions are be placed inside animated tooltips (and can be disabled using the Settings file), resulting in a cleaner layout.
     
     
     


     
    HTML text as logo
    Changing the logo text is extremely easy by modifying the HTML text. If required, the text can be replaced by a small image instead.
     
     
     


     
    Individual forum icons
    If enabled, you can customize the icons for each forum, allowing for easier identification. Easy to add your own, with instructions provided once purchased.
     
     
     


     
    Grey-scale "no new" icons
    Forum icons are converted to grey-scale using css filters in webkit browsers (Safari & Webkit) if there are no new posts in that forum. Other browsers simply reduce the icons opacity.
     
     
     
     
    A free upgrade for IPS.Suite 4.x will be provided to all customers once the software reaches a final (non-beta or alpha) version.
     
     
    For more information and live demo's, take a look at the Chameleon skins on IPBFocus and the IPS Marketplace:
     
    Chameleon: IPBFocus -- IPS Marketplace
    Chameleon Dark: IPBFocus -- IPS Marketplace

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  14. IPS News added a post in a topic: IP.Content 2.3.x Security Update   

    We are releasing a patch for IP.Content 2.3.6 to address a potential security vulnerability in the search system.
     
    It has been brought to our attention that there is a potential vulnerability within the IP.Content search system and even though the vulnerability was only a proof of concept, we felt it best to issue an update.
     
    To apply the patch
    Simply download the attached zip and upload the files to your forum server. You do not need to run any scripts or the upgrade system.
     
    Credit
    Our thanks to security researcher Jamieson O'Reilly ( au.linkedin.com/pub/jamieson-o-reilly/70/b64/13a/ ,  dringen.blogspot.com.au ) for his assistance with this issue.
     
    ip_content_patch_july_2014.zip
     
     
    Note if you are an IPS Hosting you do not need to apply this patch. It will be automatically applied.
  15. IPS News added a post in a topic: [IPS Marketplace Blog] Next Big Promotion for my Most Popular Apps & Mods   

    I would like to announce a great opportunity to get one or more of my most popular modifications. You can even save 50%! Just check them: <clic>

    I'm here for you, this is my long term mission. I never quit and leave you without any help.

    I've not abandoned any of my mods at all. I know that a few of my mods need a little more love, but I'm doing what I can best to offer you a good product and great support.

    Best of luck!

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