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Post by aowlthd on June 21st 2010, 3:53 pm

How is it possible for someone to create a new account in our forum and give themselves full admin rights / access & privileges? This has happened twice in the last week. I changed the account set up so it would have to be approved by an admin, but we are all still worried about this.

Also, how can I get their IP address if they have never posted? I wanted to ban by IP...

HELP! Shocked


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Post by Caladin on June 21st 2010, 4:13 pm

If they are online at the same time you, you can see it in statistics.

Apart from that, I have no clue.

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Post by aowlthd on June 21st 2010, 6:54 pm

yeah, that wasn't the case. They created their accounts in the middle of the night. They didn't even show up in the members list either...

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Post by pokemainiac on June 21st 2010, 8:58 pm

Well with the IP thing I think it's possible to view every IP the user has visited from.

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Post by KingOfSports on June 21st 2010, 9:04 pm

What you talked about your first post isn't possible unless they know the password of another admin.

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Post by MrMario on June 21st 2010, 10:16 pm

Could be someone from Forumotion. They only come to check if there is bugs. They don't do anything to the forum but make sure this software is running fine.

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Post by aowlthd on June 22nd 2010, 10:12 pm

Thanks KingOfSports.

Mr Mario...How would any of us be able to know then if someone from Forumotion is "visiting" or that we have an intruder? Where is the security in that?

And how can we capture a visitors IP address?

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Post by KingOfSports on June 23rd 2010, 12:15 am

You can only track a visitors IP address if he/she posts or if you are online at the same time, visit the admin panel.

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Post by MrMario on June 23rd 2010, 3:35 am

@aowlthd wrote:Thanks KingOfSports.

Mr Mario...How would any of us be able to know then if someone from Forumotion is "visiting" or that we have an intruder? Where is the security in that?

And how can we capture a visitors IP address?

Forumotion has a Super Admin Account which doesn't require to register. They can login to any forum they want to, to see what is going on. They only use this account to look for bugs on the forum. You don't have to worry if you see a Forumotion Super Admin Account. Think of it as a good thing.

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Post by aowlthd on June 23rd 2010, 3:56 am

Ok cool...Thanks guys

This can be "solved"

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Post by Sanket on June 23rd 2010, 4:45 pm

Since this thread appears to be solved, I will lock this thread and mark it as solved.


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