May
08
2007

Year: 2007 Week: 19 Tech flash

Technical news

  • [Cracked sysop accounts] – At least on the English language Wikipedia several user accounts of sysops have been hijacked and abused. This seems to be done by guessing the (weak) passwords of those accounts.
At present there is now a Captcha check live that asks you to enter a confirmation word if you enter an incorrect password.

In any case all users, especially sysops and higher, are requested urgently to make sure the have a serious password. Also verify that you have a valid email address in your preferences.


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