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Re: esw wiki under attack

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 08:49:07 -0500
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20041214134906.GD31444@homer.w3.org>

* Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> [2004-12-14 08:42-0500]
> 
> 
> > It's being methodically overwritten, page by page.  Current count,
> > about 200 pages.  I'm trying to keep up.
> > 
> > Can we shut it down for now?
> 
> Alas, I didn't get your e-mail for a long time.  I'll write some
> script to clean it up, I guess.

I think the cleanup's done, via IRC:
<logger> See
http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/discovery/chatlogs/swig/2004-12-14#T13-45-07

<bjoern_> the script just figures out how to revert to the previous
version from the page info, the rest is a manual task. spamming is
simpler...
<libby> ah, wondered about that. nice one bjoern_
<bjoern_> it seems it's done.
<libby> yep :)
<libby> hooray!
<danbri> thanks!

...and the spammer is blocked by IP currently. But only a matter of 
time until the next attack.
 
> The wiki-spam problem seems to be about as unsolvable as the e-mail
> spam problem.   If people have any brilliant ideas about how to solve
> it, please share them.

I'm getting 1 or 2 phone spams daily too, recorded messages or 
3rd world callcentres :(

FWIW I'd support having a W3C WG in this area, even if it was just surveying
and integrating existing ideas rather than REC track. This stuff is 
really damaging for the entire Web project.

Another avenue I'm wondering about is devoting a good chunk of an 
EU project to this area....

Dan
Received on Tuesday, 14 December 2004 13:49:07 GMT

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