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Simple Press deleted an admin user!??!
Cherie Ve Ard
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Oct 23, 2015 - 12:43 am

I just traced down a major issue...

The Simple Press "Inactive Members Account Auto Removal" feature can and will delete admin users - even the default WP user ID 1 account.

As a security precaution - we had stopped using our user ID 1 admin account last year after a hack attempt, but that account was the author of most of our sites older pages, blog posts, and media files.

On 9/11 this year - that account vanished, along with all content that had been written by that user, and even files that had been uploaded.

Considering the 9/11 date - we suspected malware or some sort of attack. Only after a lot of digging were we able to trace this back to Simple Press.

This seems like a bug / design flaw. A feature designed to purge old users in a forum should not be removing site admins.

Thoughts?  Has anyone else run into this?

  - Chris //

Yellow Swordfish
Glinton, England
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Oct 23, 2015 - 7:28 am

No other reports. I can guarantee that if we had heard of this before then it would have been fixed to not happen. Assuming you are correct in your diagnosis all I can do is apologise for the bug and promise it will be fixed for the next update. I have opened a ticket to ensure that happens.

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