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CiviCRM security releases since 3.1 - quick reference list

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2013-06-05 10:04
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Recently I was asked to compile a list of all CiviCRM releases since 3.1.0, identifying which were security releases so that we could make sure clients' sites were secure. The organization I work for (Freeform Solutions) is focused on doing sites for other non-profit organizations, many of whom are still running older versions of CiviCRM due to budgetary or other constraints, so we wanted to be sure that no one was running a version known to contain security vulnerabilities.

Advisory: OpenFlashChart attacks

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2013-04-17 16:51
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IMPORTANT: You do NOT need to upgrade CiviCRM to remove this vulnerability. See "Prevent Attacks: Delete the Vulnerable File" below.

ERD for CiviCase version 3.3

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2012-11-20 00:50
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Just created a quick ERD for CiviCase, and shared it on this page http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC42/CiviCRM+ERD+3.3.

It is version 3.3, so not the latest and greatest. But I am sure I will have to check the same ERD for version 4 at a near point in the future and update the ERD too. And I do not think there are major differences in the data model......

I have also attached the ERD to this blog post.

Vanco payment processor for CiviCRM 3.3, 3.4 and 4.1

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2012-09-12 20:14
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Vanco Payment processor

 

BackOffice Thinking is pleased to release the Vanco payment processor to the CiviCRM community.  Today we are releasing versions for 3.4x and 4.1x and hope to have a 4.2x version shortly.

 

This processor allows single payment and recurring for credit cards and ACH (electronic check)

 

The Vanco payment processor is quite popular among religious organizations and we have been utilizing this processor for past 2 years with many of our clients.  Thanks for all the support from the Vanco team along way.

How to Customize CiviCRM Pages with jQuery

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2011-04-04 10:57
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There are three ways one can customize the look of CiviCRM pages:
  1. Customizing CiviCRM templates
  2. Custom CSS in a Joomla! template or Drupal theme
  3. Custom jQuery code
In this post we will review them and provide a few examples of the most complicated method, jQuery manipulation. Customizing CiviCRM templates This method is described in depth on our wiki under Theming CiviCRM and the subpages therein.

CiviCRM flood control, use case and implementation

Published
2011-03-30 06:59
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Many modern web applications have a lot of spam deterrent such as Captcha, Bayesian filters, URL, ip detections etc. One example is trying to do 2 consecutive search on the CiviCRM.org forum and you will get a an error that look like

 

"Your last search was less than 5 seconds ago. Please try again later."

 

The concept behind this is flood control is to prevent a webbot (automated script) that is trying to spam and flood the server.