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WordPress Admin Password Being Changed/Hacked (3 posts)

  1. blogdoc
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've had 2 blogs within the past few weeks that have had the admin password reported as "lost" and then changed. The blogs have then been defaced.

    I'm running WP 2.5, any ideas on how this is being done and what I can do to prevent it from happening again?

    Thanks in advance everyone...

  2. Len
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you upgraded to WP 2.5.1? The upgrade fixes and important vulnerability where an attacker could generate authentication cookies by registering a specially crafted username.

  3. blogdoc
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have upgraded now, it occured when I was running 2.5

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