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

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