[Mediawiki-l] Trackback spam

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Tue Feb 21 23:58:31 UTC 2006

Jan Steinman wrote:
> Just when you think it's safe to go out again...
> I've secured my fairly late-model (~1.5.6) MediaWiki against public  
> account creation, and now I'm finding the thieves are polluting it  
> with trackbacks. This new vandalism requires no account creation, no  
> edit rights.
> In this case, I simply went in and wiped the contents of the  
> "mw_trackbacks" table. (I can just hear Brion saying, "DON'T DO THAT!")
> Is there any strategy in place for combatting this new (to me, at  
> least) form of vandalism?

Don't enable trackbacks. :)

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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