How to secure your Xenforo forum

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Guest
This
tutorial
will show you how to secure your
XF
forum.
Please don't forget to like if you think it's a good topic.
EVERY TIPS is important for the
security
of your XenForo forum

1) Always get the last version of xenforo

2)
Put a
.htaccess
file inside your
library
folder to protect it and put in the htaccess

Code:
<Files ~ "^.*\.(php|cgi|pl|php3|php4|php5|php6|phtml|shtml)">
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
</Files>
<Files .htaccess>
order allow,deny
deny from all
</Files>
If you're the owner of the website please use different passwords for your :

  1. FTP
  2. Forum Login
  3. Cpanel Access
If you want to generate a password try this website :
Code:
http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/
And if you want to see how strong is your password go on this website :
Code:
https://howsecureismypassword.net/
4) Put a
.htaccess
file on your root directory normally there is already one (a htaccess.txt) rename it by
.htaccess
if not, create one and inside put :
Code:
 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]
</IfModule>

#THIS IS NOT ON THE DEFAULT XF HTACCESS PLEASE A IT
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
Options -MultiViews
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>

#THIS IS NOT ON THE DEFAULT XF HTACCESS PLEASE A IT
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://yourwebsite.com.*$      [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://yourwebsite.com$      [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://www.yourwebsite.com/.*$      [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://www.yourwebsite.com$      [NC]
RewriteRule .*\.(jpg|jpeg|gif|png|bmp)$ yourwebsite.com [R,NC]
Please modify :
and
yourwebsite.com
to your website link.


5)
DELETE
your "
install
" folder

6)
Look up if your Xenforo files are on Chmoder 0644 (some on 0755) and never on 0777

7)
Try not install no important add-ons, put add-ons which are importants for the community. Or create your own code to do what you want instead of using add-ons.

8) Never authorise HTML in the posts/messages

9) Always scan your PC against virus etc ...

10) If you suspect an attack from hackers change your pass of you forum/ftp/cpanel account

11) Regularly do backups of your forum on your PC

12)
For DDOS protection see more here :
Code:
http://www.cloudflare.com/
Or Here!
Code:
http://www.incapsula.com/
If you want MySQL injection protection see more here :
Code:
http://www.crawltrack.fr/crawlprotect/
Thanks Guy's And Gal's
 
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