Security and Privacy

These hacks help to further secure or add more privacy to your phpBB.
Name and Description Versions Supported
Advanced Visual Confirmation
Replaces the standard phpBB visual confirmation system with a new system that generates more varied letter combinations including colored backgrounds with varying color schemes.
2.0.21
Allow Users of All Ages
Allows you to eliminate the problem of having users under {YOUR_AGE_GROUP} (usually 13 and over). It eliminates the COPPA. Only for phpBBs that are legally able to do so.
2.0.0 - 2.0.10
AnonymZ.Com Hack
Passes all links posted on your community through AnonymZ.Com, which will prevent your community from being shown as the referrer.
2.0.22
Anti Bot Question Hack
Applies a bot safe visual confirmation system to the registration and/or guest post forms to prevent bots from registering and/or spamming as guests.
2.0.20 - 2.0.22
Anti Robotic Login Flood
Adds a random graphical text security code field in login form to protect your phpBB from being flooded by robotic login attempts.
2.0.21
Anti Robotic Registration Flood
This hack will prevent robotic registrations on your phpBB 2.
2.0.4
bbAntiSpam
Makes it so that unregistered users cannot post links.
2.0.17 - 2.0.21
bbAntiSpam Textual Confirmation
Textual Confirmation is an alternative to the phpBB CAPTCHA. It asks newly registering users a question. If the answer is wrong, TC rejects the registration.
2.0.19 - 2.0.22
bbAntiSpam Textual Confirmation on Profile Control Panel
Adds bbAntiSpam Textual Confirmation to the Profile Control Panel. Both hacks must be installed.
2.0.22
Block Bad Bots
Simple robots.txt created to deter spam bots from spidering e-mail addresses at your site.
2.0.2 - 2.0.11
Block DNSBL Blacklisted Registrants
Allows you to block the IP addresses listed on the DNS Providers Blacklist from registering on your phpBB.
2.0.0 - 2.0.13
Block Open Proxy Registrants
Detects registration attempts made from publically accessable proxies and prevents them.
2.0.0 - 2.0.17
Block Registrations From GMT -12
Allows you to block registrations from anyone who denotes GMT -12 as their time zone.
2.0.22
Block Visitors from Specific Sites
Allows you to ban people coming from a site (i.e. people who follow a link from one site to yours). Keeps a log.
2.0.17
Config Secure
Hides your config.php file in a more secure area than the phpBB root directory.
2.0.0 - 2.0.20
config.php Protect
Prevents anything but phpBB from accessing your config.php.
2.0.6 - 2.0.10
CrackerTracker Professional G5
A complete security system for your phpBB.
2.0.21 - 2.0.23
Deter Spam Websites
Makes it so that website links added to profles or upon registering will not show up to guests or search engines.
2.0.0 - 2.0.8
Different ACP Password
Implements a second user password that the administrator will be required to use to login into the admin panel.
2.0.21
Disable Image BBCode
Removes images from being posted of your forum for speed and (mainly) security reasons.
2.0.11