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[aprssig] APRS Wiki vandalism

Eric H Christensen eric at christensenplace.us
Thu Jul 5 19:38:10 UTC 2007


I have quite a few that haven't been messed with.  Again, it is all in how you set them up.  

Most schools don't have the money or the knowledge on how to properly secure any of their IT resources.  They also have certain federal laws that they have to follow that usually deals with information access restrictions.  I know of at least ten that are out in an educational setting that have never been messed with and I know that the DoD uses wikis as well.  It is all in the security of the system and of the software.  Nothing is fool proof but there are ways to harden your system.

By the way, you can attack a website just as easily if security precautions aren't in place.  Just surf on over to the ISC and they will show you a history of websites that get hacked on a regular basis.  It isn't just wikis...

73s,
Eric W4OTN


>Hi Eric,
>
>I haven't seen *any* Wiki yet that hasn't been messed up
>by vandals or those just adding incorrect information.
>
>Most schools do not allow their use as a resource for just
>these very reasons.
>
>I understand the not having the time issue...  but it just
>reinforces my point.
>
>Keeping good information good...  takes time and effort.
>
>I don't have the answer...  I just know it's not a Wiki.
>
>I wish you good good luck.
>
>73
>
>Bill  KA8VIT
>
>
>============================================
>Bill,
>Actually a wiki is a GREAT way to get the information out there to the masses. 
> 
>Not all of us have the time to do what Bob does with his web pages (I'm still 
>
>trying to catch up to him with documenting my ideas) but we should all be able 
>
>to help document APRS knowledge and one easy way to do that is with a wiki.  
>
>The problem is that not all wikis are the same.  Some have additional security 
>
>features in them that allow better control over the content.  MediaWiki is an 
>
>excellent example of this.  Please don't just all wikis by what we have seen 
>with this one.
>
>73s,
>Eric W4OTN
>
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