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Hacking Into Forums

Discussion in 'Ethical hacking' started by The Shin, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. The Shin

    The Shin New Member

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    Hi, I am the main admin, and only admin of a forum. However, one of the users at the forum hacked my account, and changed my password, so I couldn't log back in! Does anyone here know how I can hack back into forums and change passwords or anything of that such? I could really use the help.
     
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    As you have mot mentioned the type of forum nor you have mentioned the backend of your database I have some general solutions like

    1. If you have access to database
    Get into the database and change the password back again to something else. If its encrypted have a new user registered and have the new users encrypted password as your one and now your password is reset.

    2. If you don't have access to the database directly
    Now if you have access to your server using FTP have a file that will do the needful for you.

    3. If you don't have both of them then you are in deep deep trouble.

    Just a query what forum software you are using?
     
  3. The Shin

    The Shin New Member

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    It is an invision free forum, and i have neither one of those.
     
  4. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Now you are in deep deep trouble and you can contact the invision support team for help if possible.
     
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    kush_2207 New Member

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    dude you dont have FTP access....thats funny !
     
  6. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Even a free host has that as well.
     

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