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  • [Forum] vBulletin security issue?


    My forum was recently hacked (and I'm using the newest version of vB). Someone got in, and disabled my admin account and was posting forums/topics from my account as well as other people's.

    I can't get into my admin account anymore, how could this have happened? I never shared my database information with anyone and my FTP account is secure as well.

    This must be a vBulletin Security flaw.
    Last edited by Aaron873; Sat 26th Feb '11, 9:27am.
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  • #2
    Are you on a shared webhost? How did you determin that this is a vBulletin issue? You have no third party hacks, addons, or any other software on the entire server that could have lef the attacker in?


    • #3
      Please see this thread on how to make your vBulletin more secure:

      If you are still being hacked after doing all of this, then they are most likely doing this by accessing your server. You need to contact your host about this.
      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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