[Foundation-l] Passwords

Jon Harald Søby jhsoby at gmail.com
Mon May 7 20:12:32 UTC 2007

*Cough* WP:BEANS *Cough* ;-)

On 5/7/07, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> 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
>   andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
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Jon Harald Søby

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