New "Powered by vBulletin" phrase? What is required?

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  • fusion2
    Senior Member
    • Nov 2006
    • 265
    • 3.6.x

    [Forum] New "Powered by vBulletin" phrase? What is required?

    In the vbulletin manual it states:

    Your footer must contain at least the following text and must not be masked by color or images:

    Powered by vBulletin®
    Copyright ©2000-2008 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
    I upgraded to 4.1.0 and it shows:

    Powered by vBulletin™ Version 4.1.0
    Copyright © 2010 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
    My questions:

    1. Can I remove "Version 4.1.0"

    Hackers wanting to exploit known vulnerabilities associated with the specific version of vBulletin that I am using, can quickly find my site and others, by googling vBulletin Version 4.1.0

    Why make it easy for them?

    2. Which Copyright?

    Should it say "Copyright ©2000-2008 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited." as referenced in the license agreement and vbulletin manual.

    Or should it say "Copyright © 2010 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved." as is the default since i upgraded to 4.0?

    3. Is "Powered by vBulletin" really needed now?

    With the new copyright statement already identifying the product as vBulletin Solutions, is Powered by vBulletin really necessary as its redundant?
  • Trevor Hannant
    vBulletin Support
    • Aug 2002
    • 24188
    • 5.7.X

    1. Yes, you can remove the version number.

    2. You should use the latter 'vBulletin Solutions' version.
    Vote for:

    - Admin Settable Paid Subscription Reminder Timeframe (vB6)
    - Add Admin ability to auto-subscribe users to specific channel(s) (vB6)


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