[Rack] wiki spam

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Fri Mar 15 02:12:43 UTC 2013

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.)


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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