Decoding Password in phpAdmin (5 posts)

  1. Chad_Coleman
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I was recently hacked into, somehow... and the scum changed my password in WP 1.2.

    So I logged into phpAdmin, to browse the database, and see if I could manually change the password.

    The password is encoded, and I was wondering if anyone knew where or how I could decode it. I searched around php.net, and mysql.com, and coulden't seem to find what I was lookin for.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  2. boldt
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Look here: http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/


    Mikael Boldt

  3. Cypher
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The string is a MD5 encoded string and should be very hard to decode, at least, that's the idea. :)

    Rather than trying to decode it, just create a new password. Edit your username entry in phpMyAdmin and next the user_pass entry, choose the Function MD5 and then enter a password in plain text and Save the entry.

    When you view your entry again, the MD5 encoded string will apepar.


  4. iand
    Posted 11 years ago #

    For guide to the above, see here ( Through PHPMyAdmin):

  5. Chad_Coleman
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thanks Mike. It worked.

    Only thing... It only works when I use the exisiting password. When I try to use a new password, it won't work. Then when I go to profile, and try to change the password there... it auto-logs me out after changing it... and no password will work, so i have to go back to phpmyadmin.

    So now im forced to use the same password that was hacked.

    Does this happen to you, too? Or is it just me?

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