[Rack] wiki spam

Casey Callendrello c1 at caseyc.net
Fri Mar 15 02:42:14 UTC 2013


Smoketesting looks good. Thanks!

On 3/14/13 7:38 PM, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> OK, I just did the same.  Let me know if it worked!
>
> -andy
>
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 07:15:40PM -0700, Casey Callendrello wrote:
>> I believe Leif did, with perl -pi
>> -c
>>
>> On 3/14/13 7:12 PM, Andy Isaacson wrote:
>>> Any idea who did this hack?  I'm looking at the mediawiki install and
>>> there are several hundred places where "wpTextbox1" appears, I'm loathe
>>> to change them manually.  Seems likely to break something.
>>>
>>> (It's a great hack which we totally should reinstate.)
>>>
>>> -andy
>>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 07:08:46PM -0700, Casey Callendrello wrote:
>>>> I meant that we used to have the wpTextbox2 fix active, but it has
>>>> gone away. It is security by obscurity of the worst sort, but it
>>>> works (for now).
>>>> -c
>>>>
>>>> On 3/14/13 3:44 PM, miloh wrote:
>>>>> If you figure out another fix, pass it along to SudoRoom,  they run a
>>>>> mediawiki install that is also under sustained spammer barrage.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM, Casey Callendrello <c1 at caseyc.net> wrote:
>>>>>> A while ago, we stopped wikipedia spam by renaming the name of the <textbox>
>>>>>> tag from wpTextbox1 to wpTextbox2.  That seems to have been lost, and we're
>>>>>> getting a lot of spam again.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Can someone with access to noisebridge.net do that? plz thx.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --Casey
>>>>>>
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