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Had to reset my password? (4 posts)

  1. Dave Merrick
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been running WordPress Sites for years, and have never had this happen before.

    Today, I went to login to a 3.9.1 site I run over on DigitalOcean. I login to it about every other day. Today it wouldn't accept my password for admin (admin username was changed to something else for security , if that matters)

    Anyway, I used the reset password function and reset the password and everything seems back to normal. poking around the server, I don't see any obvious signs of being hacked.

    What could cause my password to become invalid? (Other than disk corruption)

    This is very strange, and somewhat concerning to me.

  2. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't see any obvious signs of being hacked.

    - may be it got corrupted in the database then.
    - have you added any new plugin/theme before this happen?
    - If no new plugin/theme were installed before this happened and if this keeps happening, try replacing the wp-admin and wp-ncludes folders from fresh download of WP.

  3. lorro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You could check your site with a hack scanning service.

  4. speedito
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you have backups then compare the entries for the table wp_users to see if there was a change during the time period you mention

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