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From "Antonio Gallardo" <agalla...@agssa.net>
Subject Re: minimise Wiki vandalism (Was: Wiki conversion status)
Date Sat, 15 May 2004 17:31:48 GMT
David Crossley dijo:
> Andreas Hochsteger wrote:
>> David Crossley schrieb:
>> > Is it possible to generate a list of vandalised pages?
>> > For example one pattern is "emmss.com".
>>
>> Google has brought up a list, although it is not as efficient (and
>> actual) as a find/grep:
>> http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awiki.cocoondev.org+Wiki.jsp+emmss.com
>> But it gives you some impression, without needing access to the Wiki
>> server.
>>
>> > On the other hand, we could probably run some 'find | grep'
>> > commands on the server-side after the conversion.
>> >
>> > --David
>>
>> Andreas.
>
> Thanks. Of course Google is probably out-of-date.
> We have Antonio on our side and probably all those
> are now found.
>
> The interesting point that this raises is that this particular
> attacker is only going for Main, LeftMenu, LeftMenuFooter, SandBox
> which are common pages. I think that this might support my
> hypothesis about an automated attacker.

Yep. I have the same concerns. This is an automated attack.

Good news: Since the introduction of new politics on wiki. The are
decresing the ranking list. Yesterday for "emmss" was 17,700 pages. Before
going to sleep there was 16,600. And now are: 19,300 links on google:

http://www.google.com.ni/search?q=emmss&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search

As far as other wiki sites does not start fight against abuse, the rate of
attacks will increase. I just hope our politics will have results. Even a
minimal result is good, because that means we don't go back and redo the
work. That means we save our efforts.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo.


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