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I am very much sure that someone cracked open my administrator password. Can any one Please suggest me how can I get it back.

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    May I ask how you believe someone cracked your admin password? Pligg has bruitforce protection so even if someone created a script to try millions of passwords, it wouldn't work because after 3 failed attempts it it makes them wait 5 minutes before trying again, if they try again, it increases exponentially on each attempt making it virtually impossible for someone to crack a password.

    Since this post lacks any information, I can only assume you did something to corrupt your database.

    | Posted 291 days ago | Permalink | Hide Replies

    Username = Admin ? Password = password ?

    But as long as you have a viable email address in the admin account you should be able to recover.

    Now if you clobbered your database...... That's a different problem.

    | Posted 291 days ago | Permalink | Hide Replies

    If this person used those for his login credentials, he's in need of more help than anyone can provide him. :-)

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    Yeah, but we all do dumb stuff in the name of expediency then we forget to rectify! I've been locked out of one of my sites for a couple weeks because I set the wrong email address and forgot the recovered password. Go figure.

    Not a biggie yet and I'll fix it when I get a chance but, "we all do dumb stuff in the name of expediency"!

    I also have the 'brute force' disabled on one of my sites and can't remember which one.

    | Posted 291 days ago | Permalink | Hide Replies

    @ChuckRoast: @jhawkin: Your suggestions are always appreciated.

    I tried using the 'forgot password' feature from the login page to get Pligg to email me the username/password.

    But sorry its not working for me..."poor me and my site". I am not getting any email, not even for my users.

    I am cleaning up my database and doing a fresh install. "Sorry users you need to register again."

    | Posted 291 days ago | Permalink | Hide Replies

    Unless email never worked from the start of the setup your next step would have been to look into the database for the username and email. possibly correct the email

    Or maybe registered a new user and promoted them from inside the database.

    The last option would have been to reload your latest db backup.

    | Posted 291 days ago | Permalink | Hide Replies

    Reload your latest db backup would be best option for this. But I really don't know how it is done. I have the back up file now how do I upload to the database.

    | Posted 290 days ago | Permalink | Hide Replies

    "You will need to log in to the new host’s phpMyAdmin page and navigate to the Import tab (next to the export tab used earlier). Select the zip file you saved earlier from either using phpMyAdmin or from using SSH and upload it to phpMyAdmin. Unless the size is too large it should only take a few minutes to upload and add all of the tables to your database.Navigate to your Pligg site’s admin panel and everything should be working."

    This will be a little different from the above but the idea is the same!!!

    From the Pligg Blog: http://pligg.com/blog/355/how-to-transfer-web-hosts/

    | Posted 290 days ago | Permalink | Hide Replies

    I also try to set a second username and password with all privledges set that I don't use just incase something like this does happen.

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