My 1.5.2 site was hacked via a brute force FTP intrusion, deleting my whole site, files, email settings and all. When I got my files restored, I doubled the size of my password and learned there was a way to hack just my 1.5.2 blog. I've got my database back but the host hasn't restored the blog and doesn't provide phone support to enable me to choreograph a quick re-install of 1.5.2, disable plugins, upload 2.0.2, run upgrade, re-enable plugins sequence.
I've been waiting for days for my web host to work this out with me.
How could I run the 2.0.2 upgrade "offline" without temporarily re-exposing the site to being hacked using the 1.5.2 exploit again if I can't get into the 1.5.2 admin panel to disable the old plugins?