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Some may have noticed we removed the IPB SEO module from our forums. We were informed that the community seo site has a msx link listed the bottom so after some digging we have found both domains are owned by Dan Saltman aka Maz of MSX.

 

CSEO Proof

 

At the time of this post both sites seem to be hosted on the same server (From www.who.is, 70.85.154.116 and 70.85.154.118)

 

Since IPB SEO is encrypted using ioncube there is no way to verify if any malicious code exists. Because of this we removed IPB SEO from our forums, replaced all modified php files with originals as soon as this info was brought to our attention.

 

PBBans has not found IPB SEO to be malicious software however given the history of the cheat site we can't be sure. We would also like to thank Lee^IOA for bringing it to our attention.

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Since IPB SEO is encrypted using ioncube there is no way to verify if any malicious code exists. Because of this we removed IPB SEO from our forums, replaced all modified php files with originals as soon as this info was brought to our attention.

 

I think you did the right thing and it should be a firm policy to verify all source you use here.

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You should probably recommend all admins change their passwords if they haven't already.

 

Wow that is a huge breach. It would be interesting to install on a sandbox and see what kind of information is sent back and forth.

Edited by BOTA:X

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tbh I doubt there was any information stolen, they would get sued up the ass if uncovered plus they have been around since 2007.

 

It was in our best interest to remove the software to be absolutly sure they have no access to our forums.

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Not to bring back a dead thread but, Maydax, did you find another SEO software that you may install on these forums? It helps a lot. I know you can't use it for this, but I use http://www.vbseo.com for my vbulletin forums and it helped a lot with traffic. My traffic increased 10 fold because of this software on one of my vBulletin sites and I hope you can find a good one too.

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SEO for what benefit? i always failed to see any, guess i'm the only one to whom a Topic- or ID- number makes more sense than some-random-"words"-or-better:-accumulation-of-characters-with-minus-between-...-gibberish-i-LoL-d :P

 

http://www.pbbans.com/mci.php?action=viewmdl&game_id=33 >> http://www.pbbans.com/mci-view-codww-md5-33.html (so you still need to know the ID of cod5 is 33

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