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    vBulletin has just released an emergency update to the software that urgently needs to be installed. I hate to do this during 'prime time' but I have no alternative as it's for security reasons.

    I will be temporarily shutting down the board at 7pm EST this evening. The upgrade shouldn't take longer than 20 minutes and then we'll re-open.

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    Do I hear 7:30...7:30 anybody?
    How about 7:15...Once? :poop:
     
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    Is that Jimmy the Board Admin talking, or Jimmy the Gay Care Bear talking? (One of them, we don't have to listen to) :D
     
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    Geez... there's an old thread!
     
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    Yeah, but *I* just got around to reading it, and spit perfectly good coffee all over the place.
     
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    The upgrade to vBulletin 3.0.5 has been completed. vBulletin has done a spectacular job of notifying their customers of potential security flaws and making the upgrades as smooth & quick as possible.

    Should anyone experience any issues after this upgrade, please post in this thread.

    Thanks!
     
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    What's changed?
     
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    Nothing noticeable has changed. There was a major security flaw found in all prior releases, including the one I just upgraded to last week! This new version patches the flaw.

    Nonetheless, almost every file was overwritten. There's always a possibility of a corrupted file or bad code that may result in issues in the board.
     
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    that was an awesome thread!
     

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