[resolved] Site visitor logged in as Administrator - security issue? (5 posts)

  1. nhowarth
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I received an email from a visitor to my site - she was about to comment on one of my posts and noticed that she was logged in as me; Nigel Howarth.

    She took a snapshot of her screen that you can view by clicking here showing the problem.

    Obviously I am concerned as there is, potentially, a security problem lurking somewhere in the system.

    My website is Cyprus Property News

    Any thoughts on what may be happening?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  3. nhowarth
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for your prompt response esmi.

    Unfortunately it seems to be an intermittent problem. I've tried replicating it myself by logging out and then visiting the site on my computer - and I've also tried visiting the site using my wife's laptop. But as far as I can see, everything is working fine.

    I don't believe it's the theme - I've been using it for almost two years without any problems.

    It's interesting to read what you said about plugins, is there any way I can check these out by some other means?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Only by deactivating all plugins and then re-activating them one by one.

  5. nhowarth
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Many thanks esmi, I believe I have found the plugin that was causing the problem.

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