Originally Posted by gotchiguy
I was only joking, but I agree in the respect that the vBulletin package would have in built security measures. I'd expect these to be stronger in a newer version though...
The newest version is not always the most secure, versions which have been tried and tested may have fewer vulnerabilities, e.g. there were some significant issues with v 3.8.6! There's also nothing obvious that has changed how passwords are stored* by vB in more recent versions.
* Your password isn't actually stored by vB at all - only a convoluted mathematical mingling of the password - which is impossible to "reverse engineer" back to your specific password.