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Hosting Questions => Application Tips & Questions => Topic started by: Old Hippie on October 26, 2019, 11:16:35 AM

Title: Admin Usernames and Passwords
Post by: Old Hippie on October 26, 2019, 11:16:35 AM
The world is littered with assholes trying to hack into your applications and hosting accounts for various reasons. They cover the range of just being a malicious asshole to using your hosting account's email processing to spoof and spam the world.

Most Applications when installed default to the username of admin. Using that as your username solves half of the hacker's problem. Change it to something else - like your most used Forum Handle. Use at least 6 characters. Use a complicated (mixture of numbers, upper and lower case letters & symbols) password that you can remember. If you grew up on 486 Wood St as a kid - try <486^WoodSt>. If your first car was a 1972 Mercury Comet  - maybe use something like 1972@Mercury@Comet