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unknown user, registered and changed rights (3 posts)

  1. Cara Coble
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    An unknown user registered on my website with the user name of "admin1" and an unrecognizable email address. I was affronted by the use of that user name, but emailed them to find out what was up before I took any action. I just checked back on the site and the rights for that user were changed from subscriber to administrator without my knowledge or permission. I IMMEDIATELY deleted that user. A programmer I work with suggested it was an SQL injection. Question is, how do I keep that from happening again??

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    upgrade your wordpress. I believe that was covered in one of the upgrades.

  3. Cara Coble
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks. I just asked my husband if he would help me do that anyway. We will do it tonight.

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