I’ve been hacked

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  • #167474

    born2rant
    Member

    Hello
    My blog has been hacked and bits have been edited out repeatedly I’m not sure who is doing this it could be someone I know or someone else.
    What can I do to protect my blog?
    Many thanks

    #167580

    timethief
    Member

    Register a password comprised of letters and numbers that no one can guess. Do not give your password to ANYONE else and od not have any other users of your blog who have administrative access. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/12/04/how-do-i-change-my-password/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/06/16/staying-secure/

    #167581

    Are you talking about a blog here on wordpress.com? http://born2rant.wordpress.com/ has only the Hello World post (Nov 24).

    Regardless, the first thing I would do is go in and change the password, and make it something someone cannot easily guess. If there are other contributors or authors, make sure they are not set up as administator. Have only yourself set up as administrator (if it is your blog). Never ever give out your password to someone else.

    #167582

    {waving to tt}

    #167583

    born2rant
    Member

    Thanks I never give my passwords to anyone else and my blog is not called born2rant.
    i think someone must be hacking into my computer .
    I’ve changed all of my passwords, I use good anti-spyware.The thing is the person I suspect could hack into anything.

    #167584

    You might then want to do a complete spyware and virus scan of your entire computer making certain that both programs (if they are separate) are up to date on their definitions.

    If they have access to your computer physically, then set up a password to log into the system, and never leave it on when you are away.

    Other than what has been suggested on passwords, we’ve gone about as far as we can I think unless someone else has any suggestions.

    #167585

    timethief
    Member

    @borntorant

    and my blog is not called born2rant

    (1) Do you have a wordprtess.com blog and is this question specifically pertaining to it?
    (2) If so, then have you followed the advice provided in the links that I posted above?

    #167608

    born2rant
    Member

    Thanks both of you but I am well up on Internet security. I guess there’s nothing more I can do.

    #167610

    raincoaster
    Member

    Are you talking about a blog hosted at WordPress.com? That’s not an irrelevant question. We cannot help you until you answer it.

    #167612

    timethief
    Member

    Please, please tell us do you or do you not have a wordpress.com blog?
    If you do have one and it’s not a private blog please post the url for it.
    Also I recommend that you have your computer scanned online ASAP http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    #167671

    born2rant
    Member

    Hello There
    Yes it is at WordPress.
    I changed the password ( plus password on computer, e-mail account,myspace etc….) and have done a thorough anti-virus and anti-spyware check.
    Nothing’s been changed on my blog today so hopefully no one is reading my keystrokes, or stealing passwords from my computer memory….we will see I just wondered if other people on WordPress were being hacked but apparently not!
    I will be offline for a few days and may use a different computer.
    Many thanks glad no one else has been hacked.

    #167672

    mark
    Staff

    No-one here at wordpress.com is hacked.

    What happens is others guess your password

    That is a very important difference because you set your password.

    #167901

    born2rant
    Member

    Hello

    Glad to know that WordPress is so secure. It must a good hacker who found my password!
    Thanks for your replies. I hope no one else gets hacked as it’s not pleasant and never happened to me before.

    #167902

    theapparatus
    Member
    #167905

    theapparatus
    Member

    Just in case anyone was wondering and since born2rant never really answered the question that was asked of him or her a number of times. (5 second google search for “site:wordpress.com born2rant”)

    Do note that since all of the blogs run off once instance of the software, if you were hacked, these forums would be filled with folks complaining about their own blogs being hacked. That’s not occuring.

    Do also note that your double use of the identical categories and tags will probably get you banned from index sites such as Technorati and the rest. They usually view that as an attempt of “gumming” their system.

    #167909

    tellyworth
    Staff

    Reports of hacked WordPress.com blogs invariably turn out to be one of three things:

    1. The owner had a poor password that was guessed.

    2. The owner’s email account was hacked (often a gmail account with a poor password), and someone used that to reset their WordPress.com password.

    3. The owner added someone else as an Administrator of their blog.

    #167911

    born2rant
    Member

    Why is everyone so defensive? I was only trying to see if someone else had been hacked and if anyone was sharing the same predicament.
    Love and peace to all you grumpy people out there!

    #167912

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    As you can see above I posted 3 times to this thread but I was was not grumpy. I supplied you with all the information you needed in the very first response to this thread. (See the second link I posted there.)
    Love and peace back at you :-)

    #167913

    born2rant
    Member

    Thanks Timethief Bless you

    #167914

    born2rant
    Member

    By the way I’m going now!

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