Matt

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  1. Matt added a post in a topic: "Views" count in all IPS apps are fake !   

    A view is a hit. It is not a unique visitor.
  2. Matt added a blog entry in IPS Company Blog   

    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.

    To apply the patch
    Simply download the attached zip for your IP.Board version and upload the files to your forum server. You do not need to run any scripts or the upgrade system.
     
    IP.Board 3.3.x
      3_3_x_patch_nov_14.zip
     
    IP.Board 3.4.x
      3_4_x_patch_nov_14.zip
     
    If you are an IPS Community in the Cloud client running IP.Board 3.3 or above, no further action is necessary as we have already automatically patched your account. If you are using a version older than IP.Board 3.3, you should contact support to upgrade.
     
    If you install or upgrade to IP.Board 3.4.7 after the date and time of this post, no further action is necessary as we have already updated the main download zips.
     
    We extend our thanks to  Andrew Erb  for notifying us of the email issue privately and promptly.
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  3. Matt added a post in a topic: The New Account Security question   

    But talking to yourself is the first sign of madness.
  4. Matt added a post in a topic: The New Account Security question   

    We've added some more basic questions that most should have a memorable answer to.
  5. Matt added a post in a topic: The New Account Security question   

    Just to note that  when using the lost password feature, you are promoted to create your own password. A random password is no longer emailed to you.
  6. Matt added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

    Some have mentioned that IPB3 reports indexes are missing - this is a false flag.
     
    The DB checker in IPB 3 compares the database tables with the install SQL files. The confusion comes when the SQL install files have a Sub_part for an index, such as:
     
    KEY some_field(50), another_field(100)
     
    When the UTF-8 converter creates the tables, it takes into account the number of bytes needed per character (3 for UTF8, 4 for UTF8MB4). Latin1 (most likely the DB you have takes 2 bytes per character).
     
    What does all this mean? It means that you can store fewer characters per index, so the UTF8 converter dynamically works out how long a Sub_part index can be (and the length changes if you're using MyISAM or InnoDB). So, the UTF8 converter may end up with:
     
    KEY some_field(39), another_field(71)
     
    This is fine, but IPB3 will flag this as a "missing" index as it doesn't perfectly match what is in the install schematic.
     
    tl;dr - IPB3 flags up the index as missing but it isn't. It's just a tiny bit different from what it expects.
  7. Matt added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

     
    I think that's a bug actually -  it shouldn't check and repair collations on tables it created. This should be fixed in the latest version.
  8. Matt added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

    Please make sure you download the latest converter (1.1.7) and where possible, please use the command line version (cli.php) even if it means asking your hosting for shell access even for a short time. The web version is fine, but the command line version is better because there is less risk of time-outs and it doesn't have to post/receive data after each step.
     
     
    We do require utf8_unicode_ci because this is the best method for sorting rows across all characters. If you run the web version, it should give you the option to just change collation. If this doesn't happen, submit a ticket for me and I'll make it happen.
  9. Matt added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

     
    Did you add:
     
    $INFO['sql_charset'] = 'UTF8';
     
    To your conf_global.php? If so, please submit a bug report!
  10. Matt added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

    Thanks, fixed
  11. Matt added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

     
    Can you post a bug report please? Let me know cli or browser version; and also grab the info from the browser version's "tool" button please?
  12. Matt added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

     
    Yes, that's always a good thing to do although the converter will ask you to check the conversion before finishing.
  13. Matt added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

    Axel, can you double check this please. The information return is from MySQL's server_info variable. Is it possible this is out of date for you?
  14. Matt added a post in a topic: Utf8-general_ci VS Utf8-unicode_ci   

    We use  utf8_unicode_ci in IPS 4, and we check to make sure its being used.
  15. Matt added a post in a topic: Changing domains results in 15 dollar charge?   

    We have to make a blanket policy to prevent abuse. However, if you think you have a good reason to change it again then please let us know via the ticket system. We have waived the fee in the past for exceptional circumstances.

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