GarryRicketson wrote:There is a extension for phpBB, but it still is in development, it is not recommended for any production sites, yet.
Yeah, I saw that. And as you said, it's not recommended for production sites yet.
I honestly don't know what
the options are in terms of phpBB, I just thought it was worth looking into.
And I very much appreciate that the forum is still running and it's useful and everything. As I said initially, I'm frustrated when websites don't take security seriously and end up jeopardizing their users in the process, which is what drove me to make this post in the first place.
As for the clock setting preventing you from accessing the site, that could easily be fixed by providing both
an HTTP and an HTTPS version of the site (no automatic redirect). This way, people could
go to the secure version if they are able to and could fall back to the insecure version if everything's screwed up. And no, ssl isn't "malware". Transport security is very much
necessary, especially in the case of login.
I genuinely don't get why you are being so derisive towards me when I am simply trying to make suggestions to make the site more secure. I have tried to be as polite as possible when responding, and it's very frustrating to be told to essentially f*ck off.
I appreciate the forum as it is, but that doesn't mean it's perfect or that there aren't improvements that can be made. It's very disconcerting to be told that I either must like the forum exactly as it is or I should leave. If so, what's the point of this entire category/subforum/forum/whatever it's called? Why not just relabel it "self-congratulation"?
Look, I understand y'all work hard, and it's often a thankless role. You probably have tons of people yelling at you and you probably need to answer the same damn questions all the time. I get it. But I've been nothing but polite in responding to you and have tried to respond to your points rather than attack you personally, and it feels like you're not extending the same courtesy to me, which is disheartening.