Re: Our Wiki just got hijacked

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Jun 29 2004 - 12:32:35 CDT

At 12:01 PM -0400 6/29/04, David Mertz wrote:
>>I just visited the Wiki and found that the entire contents have
>>been deleted and replaced with a single link to the following:
>>While I have deleted this link (which actually went nowhere) I'm
>>unable to restore the previous contents.
>To restore the vandalized content, click on RecentChanges at top.
>View the changes. In this case, Revision 21 was the vandalization,
>so I clicked on Revision 20, edited it (not actually changing
>anything), and saved.
>If you find other vandalized content, follow a similar procedure.
>If we find that the vandalization really does become unmanageable,
>maybe passwords are appropriate. I didn't set up the Wiki though,
>so I'm not certain how to do that--I think it was Laird that did, my
>memory is fuzzy now.

This is not the first time that our site has been vandalized, and
unless we create authentication, it won't be the last. It took a few
days for the last change to be detected because it was much more
subtle. Last time, a link was inserted into all our pages to make
that site more visible in Google or the like.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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