Upgrade Your Wordpress to 2.8.4!

In case you are still using an outdated Wordpress between version 2.8 to 2.8.3, please update it to the latest version.

There is a vulnerability on these versions where a person without the admin e-mail address may reset the admin password.

Normally, when you forget your password, you will visit the following: http://[wordpress hosted site]/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword


Basic Password Reset

Then you will receive a reset confirmation mail like below:

Someone has asked to reset the password for the following site and username.
http://[wordpress hosted site]
Username: admin
To reset your password visit the following address, otherwise just
ignore this email and nothing will happen

http://[wordpress hosted site]/wp-login.php?action=rp&key=<key>

When you click the link, a reset password would be sent to you.

However, there is a method to bypass the need to input your e-mail and validation to reset your password.

A person just need to key in this on the URL bar to initiate the reset:
http://[wordpress hosted site]/wp-login.php?action=rp&key[]=


Initiation of Password Reset

Yes, your password is reset right away without e-mail validation.


New Password in my Gmail account

So, my word of advice is to update to the latest 2.8.4 where this vulnerability is patched.

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