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Joomla! 1.5 Content Administration by Tracey Porst

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Help, I can't log into the administration panel!

An example of a minor attack that occurred on a site I built, where hackers posted an article to the home page that included some graffiti-like tags. When I attempted to log into the administration panel to remove it, I couldn't get in.

This is the result of hackers changing the administration password. Follow these steps to reset it and log in again:

  1. Generate an MD5 hash value.
  2. Reset the "admin" user password in the database.
  3. Log into the administration interface.

Each of the previous steps are explained in the following sections.

Generate an MD5 hash value

A what? It's a string of characters that represent a word/sequence of characters you choose for the new password.

  1. Download the HashCalc application ...

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