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Dashboard Comment Effect Admin Login Credentials (6 posts)

  1. David_1
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hello Friends,

    I just noticed that I have a comment in my Dashboard in the Comments section.
    I do not know its origin, but only that I did not create it. Yesterday I was shocked when I discovered that I could not log in to my Dashboard. I ended up creating a new password in php MyAdmin and that fixed the log in issue.

    My concern is, how did my Admin log in credentials change and does this unknown comment have anything to do with it?

    I have put a screen shot of the Comment online at: http://www3.sympatico.ca/dm11/comment.jpg

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated and many sincere thanks in advance for your help and your time.

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    It will prove more helpful if you could provide a link to your site.

    Also, have you disabled comments?

    And, the only likely way a password was changed (and you are sure of this), would unfortunately point to a site that may have been compromised (hacked).

    You need to start working your way through these resources:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/brute-force-attacks-and-wordpress?replies=2
    http://codex.wordpress.org/FAQ_My_site_was_hacked
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/268083#post-1065779
    http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/06/24/how-to-completely-clean-your-hacked-wordpress-installation/
    http://ottopress.com/2009/hacked-wordpress-backdoors/

    Anything less will probably result in the hacker walking straight back into your site again.

    Additional Resources:
    Hardening WordPress
    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/scanner/
    http://www.unmaskparasites.com/
    http://blog.sucuri.net/2012/03/wordpress-understanding-its-true-vulnerability.html

  3. hiphopinenglish
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I'm not sure the two things (1. you couldn't log in and 2. this comment) are related. It seems like a Spam comment to me. Send it to spam and it shouldn't trouble you any further.

    As for your log in troubles, are you sure you didn't make a mistake re your username or password?

  4. The Hardening WordPress link is missing, add this one too.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

    The comment looks just like spam though but the password issue may be serious.

  5. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    @ Jan, duly noted! :-)

  6. David_1
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hello All,

    Sorry I forgot to send a link to my site which is: http://i-brand.ca/

    I am going to read up on the Hardening Resources. I have to admit, this is something I have not done as yet.

    I just do not understand how this post could get in my Dashboard. Perhaps as I read through the links everyone has provided to me I will learn more.
    I really appreciate all of your links and suggestions.

    A very sincere thank you to everyone for your help.

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