Not logged in. · Lost password · Register
Forum: General Help and Support Installation and Configuration RSS
Trouble deleting malisous users from the list
tryiing to delete a list of fake usernames injected by an attecker
Avatar
denisliber #1
Member for 3 months · 2 posts
Group memberships: Members
Show profile · Link to this post
Subject: Trouble deleting malisous users from the list
Hello! My first time here.
Want to ask for assistance in a problem with fake users removal.
Some time ago my Wiki was attacked and as part of the attack a list of fake usernames was created.
Now I am trying to remove all these fake entries, but using the delete button doesn't work, returning error. I assume this is due to special characters, like : and ?, in the fake user names.
I attach a screenshot here.

[Image: https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2019/6/6/820a1135d36d4fc4924f3901a12c3697-full.png] upload
Will appreciate getting an advice of how to solve this problem.
Avatar
MartinR #2
Member since Jul 2015 · 151 posts · Location: UK
Group memberships: Members
Show profile · Link to this post
You can always edit $CONF/users.auth.php directly.  Quiesce the site first of course!
Avatar
denisliber #3
Member for 3 months · 2 posts
Group memberships: Members
Show profile · Link to this post
Thanks a lot! Worked like a charm, my Wiki is clean again. :)
Close Smaller – Larger + Reply to this post:
Verification code: VeriCode Please enter the word from the image into the text field below. (Type the letters only, lower case is okay.)
Smileys: :-) ;-) :-D :-p :blush: :cool: :rolleyes: :huh: :-/ <_< :-( :'( :#: :scared: 8-( :nuts: :-O
Special characters:
Go to forum
Imprint
This board is powered by the Unclassified NewsBoard software, 20150713-dev, © 2003-2015 by Yves Goergen
Current time: 2019-08-24, 00:43:10 (UTC +02:00)