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Passwords

Andrew Gray
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For those who haven't yet heard, someone has been hitting en.wikipedia
with what appears to be an attack looking for admins with weak
passwords - "password", "password1", "[username]", etc. Then they go
on a predictable spree; deleting the main page, mostly. I think we're
down four so far...

It's possible someone might try this in the near future on other wikis
- a lot of vandals tend to only go for en, but you never know, this
one might be feeling multicultural!

This might be a good time to spread the word and ask your admins to
consider checking their passwords are good and secure - after all,
it's good practice anyway.

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Re: Passwords

Jon Harald Søby
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On 5/7/07, Andrew Gray <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> [also sent to wikipedia-l]
>
> For those who haven't yet heard, someone has been hitting en.wikipedia
> with what appears to be an attack looking for admins with weak
> passwords - "password", "password1", "[username]", etc. Then they go
> on a predictable spree; deleting the main page, mostly. I think we're
> down four so far...
>
> It's possible someone might try this in the near future on other wikis
> - a lot of vandals tend to only go for en, but you never know, this
> one might be feeling multicultural!
>
> This might be a good time to spread the word and ask your admins to
> consider checking their passwords are good and secure - after all,
> it's good practice anyway.
>
> --
> - Andrew Gray
>   [hidden email]
>
> _______________________________________________
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> [hidden email]
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-l
>



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