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[aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism

Eric H Christensen eric at christensenplace.us
Thu Jul 5 17:34:18 UTC 2007


MediaWiki would definitely be the way to go.  I've used it in a number of projects and is a fairly secure way to do business.

73s,
Eric W4OTN


>On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 11:26:31AM -0600, we recorded a bogon-computron 
>collision of the <russo at bogodyn.org> flavor, containing:
>> On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 05:29:40PM -0600, we recorded a bogon-computron 
>collision of the <russo at bogodyn.org> flavor, containing:
>> > > From: Tom Russo [mailto:russo at bogodyn.org]
>> > > To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
>> > > Sent: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 13:23:23 -0700
>> > > Subject: [aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism
>> > > 
>> > > The APRS wiki at http://info.aprs.net/ appears to have been the victim 
>of
>> > > some hit-and-run script vandalism on 19 April 2007.
>> 
>> Today I discovered that just about every single page on the APRS wiki at
>> info.aprs.net was trashed --- all replaced by link spam, all real content
>> removed.
>> 
>> I am in the process of trying to restore it, but I have to conclude that
>> the wiki is in a terrible way and needs to be replaced by a more secure,
>> less open version.
>> 
>> Migrating to MediaWiki and locking it down so that sysops have to approve
>> new users would be my change of choice.
>> 
>> As it is, the wiki has pretty much been rendered useless, as it requires 
>manual
>> clean up every few days.  Today's vandalism is so severe that it will take
>> a long time to fix.  They even trashed the "RecentChanges" page that makes
>> clean-up easier (I've restored it).
>
>It is very difficult to do some of this clean-up.  Some of the vandalism
>was done in so many individual edits (obviously scripted) that WikkaWakkaWiki
>won't show me enough of the old versions to get back to a good one.
>
>
>-- 
>Tom Russo    KM5VY   SAR502   DM64ux          http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
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> one trick, rational thinking, but when you're good and crazy, oooh, oooh,
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