Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 6 Nov 2006.
How sad, why do people do it, they must think there really hard, Shot em is what i say
Booooo at them.
Kill them all, chop their * heads off!
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.
teh suxx, why must people be stupid and spiteful...
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.
Who is being stupid and spiteful?
i hope it stays open and free.
this will make people a little more vigilant.
I dont even trust windows update. Why would I trust a wikipedia link to an update for windows.
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.
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.
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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