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Does this mean my forums were hacked?

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Does this mean my forums were hacked?

Post by lalalamda22 on March 18th 2011, 11:04 pm

How come it says a guest is viewing the site owner forums on my forums?! The permissions are in order for site owners only. This is not possible! When I looked up their IP, I did see they were a spammer. Is this person a hacker?

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Re: Does this mean my forums were hacked?

Post by MrMario on March 18th 2011, 11:11 pm

Doesn't mean they are a hack. Guest can and only will be able to see what you want them to see.

Does the IP match up to another admin? Sometimes this can be a way. System might not of updated and its just showing like this.

I wouldn't worry.

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Re: Does this mean my forums were hacked?

Post by lalalamda22 on March 18th 2011, 11:16 pm

It is not anybody in my forums that has the IP. Should I PM it to you? Sites on Google say it is a comment spammer's IP.

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Re: Does this mean my forums were hacked?

Post by Jophy on March 19th 2011, 7:57 am

Hello,

Some guests might only be a 'spider bot' so they can access some hidden forums, this also happens sometimes on my test forum, but normal guests/people won't be able to see hidden forums unless you permit the guests to see the forums.

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Re: Does this mean my forums were hacked?

Post by Base on March 19th 2011, 1:23 pm

Also, if they can't see any forums then they will only see the message:

This board has no forums

They will still appear on the "Who is Online ?" list, however, as a guest. As long you have the correct permissions set, you have nothing to worry about. Smile

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