The Community Voice for London SE26
brazil nut wrote:I am more of a lurker here than a poster but I am a member nonetheless and I have been alerted to it being posted on another forum in SE23 that STF database and technology "presents an outright security risk for members". This of course worries me as a member and I should be grateful if Admin would respond to this serious issue raised. Am I and is my data at risk due to being a member of STF?
JGD wrote:rod taylor wrote:Who is Chris Beach?
Also known as the Correspondent from RTW.
The reason STF’s forum software is unable to handle emojis (and the current Unicode characterset) is because its database is MySQL version 4 (as revealed in the error message Rachael received). This database software was released in 2004 and hasn’t received any security updates for years. In fact the subsequent MySQL release (version 5.1) stopped receiving security updates in 2013, which means anyone running MySQL 5.1 or earlier (especially MySQL 4.X) is not keeping their user’s data safe.
root@v1:~# mysql -V
mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.0.37-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 5.2
michael wrote:I'm sure Chris will be reading your comments (and mine) and responding appropriately - by which I mean apologising for claiming that this forum offers "outright security risk for members" based on the little evidence he had to hand at the time.
stuart wrote:Simply instead of rubbishing each other the time would be better spent improving both.
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