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Login password vs password in sql tables

  • Matthew Tickle

    @matthhew-tickle

    Hi – I’m paranoid after a series of hacks on a site I maintain [I’ve concluded it’s the webhost it’s on – no one in the list recommended by WordPress! That’s another story…]

    Anyway, my own site is happy and healthy but I was doing some password updating like a good boy and noticed the password I login with on wp-admin is different to the one in the wp_users table in the sql database. Is that usual? Do I need to be more paranoid?
    Many thanks for any help or advice.
    Matthew

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  • Abhishek Ghosh

    @abhishek_ghosh

    Hi – I’m paranoid after a series of hacks on a site I maintain [I’ve concluded it’s the webhost it’s on – no one in the list recommended by WordPress! That’s another story…]

    It is truth that, the ‘recommended’ hosts are not that great.
    Yes, for its the webhost that can be responsible for hacking.

    Anyway, my own site is happy and healthy but I was doing some password updating like a good boy and noticed the password I login with on wp-admin is different to the one..

    Use two factor authentication like Google for extra security. There is plugin for that. You can enforce .htaccess password too.

    noticed the password I login with on wp-admin is different to the one in the wp_users table in the sql database.

    Yes, its normal. It is ‘converted’ to protect from getting hacked, in case someone can access the database.

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