On 4/22/05, Tor Kinlok <tor(a)superman.ws> wrote:
What are the security risks in doing this?
>> # User rights
>> # It's not 100% safe, there could be security hole using that one.
>> Use at your
>> # own risks.
I think the point is that, since MediaWiki is designed for sites that
are more open than this, tracking down and fixing ways to get round
the restrictions has never been a priority, and gets little in the way
of testing. There may be specific flaws that people know about but
haven't the time to fix, I don't know, but the main point is that
*there might be* ways of breaking things if people really wanted to.
Just don't assume that, once the setting's turned on, you are 100%
guaranteed that nobody can affect anything without logging in.
Rowan Collins BSc