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  • Uhm, isn't this a bit of a problem? Google Code Search...

    Well, GCS came out and it's already being shown to expose database passwords for WordPress, so I did a little digging and came up with this...

    http://google.com/codesearch?hl=en&l...ber+lang%3Aphp

    Isn't this a problem? Exposing all these license numbers as well as revealing where the .zip archives are on peoples websites that are housing a legit version of the software?
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    The biggest problem is that someone can get the vB Code..

    Jelsoft should look into it as soon was possible. Someone could just copy'n'paste the code to get a running version of vB.
    Last edited by MrNase; Fri 6 Oct '06, 11:34am.
    That's the end of that!

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    • #3
      It would appear that nullified zip's of vb's code have also been archived; giving people the ability to quickly find nullified versions of vB.

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      • #4
        Not only that, but it has been used for finding exploits in code. E.g. $_GET/$_REQUEST/$_POST being directly passed into select queries, or echo lines.
        Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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        • #5
          Lol

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          • #6
            thats quite amazing.. i wonder how they're doing that...

            oh wait.. they're just searching within zipped up files (rar, tar, zip) not actaully website source code.
            Last edited by SKNY; Fri 6 Oct '06, 3:04pm.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MrNase View Post
              The biggest problem is that someone can get the vB Code..

              Jelsoft should look into it as soon was possible. Someone could just copy'n'paste the code to get a running version of vB.
              Exacly.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NashTax View Post
                Exacly.
                Score another one for Google

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                • #9
                  There are much easier ways to get illegal copies of vBulletin than copying/pasting code from Google. All Jelsoft can do is request content removal under the DMCA.
                  --filburt1, vBulletin.org/vBulletinTemplates.com moderator
                  Web Design Forums.net: vB Board of the Month
                  vBulletin Mail System (vBMS): webmail for your forum users

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                  • #10
                    Jelsoft is aware of this issue, and is looking into this.

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                    • #11
                      Has your legal department been notified yet? I would imagine that they would want to start suing websites distributing nullified versions of vBulletin immediately.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
                        Has your legal department been notified yet? I would imagine that they would want to start suing websites distributing nullified versions of vBulletin immediately.
                        Have you ever tried to "sue" a "website" which distributes pirated software. It's too much hassle 99% of the time sueing anyone for anything.
                        Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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                        • #13
                          Wow, this is a shocker. Something definately needs to be done about it..
                          MCSE, MVP, CCIE
                          Microsoft Beta Team

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                          • #14
                            Hm... well that sucks.
                            Congratulations on the death of vBulletin, Internet Brands.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dean C View Post
                              Have you ever tried to "sue" a "website" which distributes pirated software. It's too much hassle 99% of the time sueing anyone for anything.
                              We're not American; we don't just "sue" a web site or a company behind it. But after browsing some of the results and how they cache it etc, seems to break the license agreement here and there. Surely Jelsoft will make some time to look into this and understand how it actually works and everything; and see what the appropriate next step is to take. I can not imagine this will be a lawsuit.

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