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Old 01 Dec 2017, 00:49
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Originally Posted by CarolSEL View Post
A new member registered at our forum, then somehow made himself an Admin. (Obviously, we banned him and his IP.)

How can that happen? What precautions do we need to take?
If the hacker gains access to the database they can alter their membergroup id #, if they have access to ftp (files) they can also assign themselves as a Super-Administrator per the config file - it's easy IF they have access but basically simply FTP access would allow you to also upload a file and interact with the database directly w/o the need for phpmyadmin or similar.
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