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News Wikipedia gets malware

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 6 Nov 2006.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    How sad, why do people do it, they must think there really hard, Shot em is what i say :D

    Sam
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Booooo at them.

    Kill them all, chop their * heads off!
     
  4. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    I'm suprised no one thought of this earlier. And to be honest I might have fallen for the link to the supposed fix if I had actually been looking info on that particular virus. If I'd received the info by email though of course I'd be suspicious.
     
  5. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    teh suxx, why must people be stupid and spiteful...
     
  6. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Sadly the more secure you try to make such a thing the less attractive it becomes to the average person to contribute (though I suspect those with the most to contribute are, at least in one field, not average). Also, if someone feels they can profit from a scam the increased security only makes it more of a challenge.
     
  7. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    Who is being stupid and spiteful?
     
  8. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i hope it stays open and free.
    this will make people a little more vigilant.
     
  9. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    I dont even trust windows update. Why would I trust a wikipedia link to an update for windows.
     
  10. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    How sad can people get? Wikipedia is offering a useful service for free, and what do people do? They target it with malware! It just goes to show that maybe not everyone is ready and deserving of the internet. I find it revolting.

    -ed out
     
  11. DeX

    DeX Mube Codder

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    I don't think everyone understood what happened. Nobody pointed anybody to a malicious site out of spite or for fun. A spammer pointed victims to a malicious site via wikipedia in order to gain their trust. It's not an attack on Wikipedia! It's simply yet another way to fool people and gain access to their system.

    I don't think anyone is thinking of tightening the security of wikipedia. This scam only needed to make one edit on a single page. Increasing security wouldn't make any difference unless you stopped all edits all together.
     
  12. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    sad, sad people... it's a shame theirs nasty little runts that want to do this to such a fine and exemplar piece of the internet...
     
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