[resolved] Is someone trying to hack my blog? (3 posts)

  1. Drawer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello, I don't know if WordPress has a tracker - would be great if they did - but I'm using xtreme tracker, and from the log on my regular site, I see that a reader did something I've never seen before: he typed mysite.com/park_blog/author/admin/ .

    Up came my name as listed on my profile and a list of all my posts. I don't have much on my profile, or more would have come up.

    Is this ok? How did he know to type this, the part adding author and admin? Can he get into my blog through a backdoor? I tried to change my username from admin in my profile, but it says it isn't editable. Thank you for ideas.

  2. whooami
    Posted 8 years ago #

    every out-of-the-box wordpress install has an authors page and the default name for the first installer is admin.

    See this:


    Its not a hack, its not a backdoor, its normal.

  3. Drawer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks, Whooami. Fastest reply ever. I figured out that this happens when my name is there as author. Usually my name is not there, but it is on the About page. Thanks!

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