[Wikipedia-l] Re: Fwd: Security hole in "What_we_use_the_money_for" on meta.wikimedia.org -- ???

Anthere anthere9 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 2 22:25:36 UTC 2004

Daniel Mayer a écrit:
> I just got this email from a reader (I've already explained that we are a wiki
> and he did not do any harm):
> |I noticed an "edit" tab.  I clicked on this at got an edit form that
> |seems to have allowed me to edit this text, for real, right on your site!
> |I've taken a look in a couple different browsers and even a different CPU
> |and it seems to be there consistently -- despite clearing cache and
> |cookies.   (my "here's MM's edit") at the end of the body text.
> |
> |Is this for real?  Did I make a permanent modification on your public page?
> |If so, isn't that a big security hole?  If not, it's very confusing to me
> |what I did and why I was able to do it.

I love it :-)

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