This is a game changer for the U.S. market. Nice work Party.
Interviews with Jeremy Enke, Greg Powell and Mike Wittmeyer, all people who were primarily gambling affiliates during the premium years and have branched off in various directions.
(Jeremy gave me permission to post this here).
A new vulnerability in Vbulletin 4.x.x and 5.x.x has been identified, which if exploited would apparently give hackers complete and total control over your forums.
See this article for details:
Furthermore, Vbulletin's support forums were hacked and they are asking people to reset their passwords.
Working as a gambling affiliate for the last ten years has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. Along with many other PAL affiliates and all U.S. gambling affiliates, Iíve ridden to the highest peaks, only to race back down to the bottom at blistering speeds. And if the ride in the U.S. market wasnít climbing or dropping, you can bet there were twists and turns around every corner.
If you run a VBulletin forum and do not spend much time in their support forums, a new hack alert was shared in late August. All VBulletin 4.1 and later users need to delete their /INSTALL and /CORE/INSTALL directories immediately.
The hackers who exploit these directories are creating ADMIN accounts.
I also read over there that a FORUMRUNNER exploit may be circulating as well. ForumRunner is a VBulletin addon.