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Wordpress Security Risk

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by briannz, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. briannz

    briannz Junior Member

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    I having problems with my SQL databases with my host (Startlogic)
    About 20 times a day when I try to access my blogs I get a 'Cannot connect to database' Error

    Still trying to work out the problem with their tech support

    But I did notice that sometimes instead of getting that error it showed the wordpress Install Screen instead. This allows you to create a new administrator account!

    So, make sure you delete the install.php file from your wp-admin folder after you install wordpress so this doesn't happen to you. (You don't need this file as WP is already installed)

    I think if you do a manual install it suggests you do this, but if you install through Cpanel (like I do) then it doesn't

    I'm using version 2.9.2 not sure if this applies to V3

    Hope this helps
     
  2. planeetpluto

    planeetpluto Newbie

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    I get this when I fire up the install:

     
  3. briannz

    briannz Junior Member

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    Yep. Thats what you should get when everything is working properly. But if for some reason your database can't be accessed it assumes your database tables have been cleared and shows the install screen instead. (Where you can enter a new administrator)
    Safer to delete the install.php file
     
  4. iq465

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    You using the right version of mysql? I had this problem with 1and1 before and it wasnt using php5....
     
  5. briannz

    briannz Junior Member

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    I just checked through the Cpanel. PHP is V5 and MySQL is V5 as well.