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Bug 2751 - remove spam from fieldtrip wiki

Reported 2014-10-30 17:03:00 +0100
Modified 2015-02-11 10:39:59 +0100
Product: FieldTrip
Component: documentation
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC
Operating System: Mac OS
Importance: P1 major
Assigned to: Robert Oostenveld
Depends on:
See also:

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:03:44 +0100

I opened the registration of new accounts on the wiki a few days ago. I just noticed that we have about 2000 new users, and a huge amount of junk pages. Both the users and the content need to be cleaned up.

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:04:21 +0100

I will CC fieldtrip-bugs to this issue, to keep you involved.

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:06:47 +0100

priorities 1) ensure that we don't get more spam a) prevent new registrations b) remove malicious user accounts 2) clean up content a) search and remove junk pages b) search for junk content on existing pages

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:15:18 +0100

regarding 1a: done regarding 1b: given the large number of spam "users", I will do this on the system level > cp users.auth.php users.auth.backup20141029 after weeding out yahoo, hotmail, nokiamail, gmx, ru and other suspicions addresses, I figured out that only the person from BESA was a legitimate registration. I opened registration for him and his colleagues, not realising the hord of zombies waiting for the opportunity. I removed all recent registrations, kept the one from BESA. To give you an idea, ~2500 like these were removed connietuckfield:$1$$lcMvQ9BIEIauuN/VHd97w/:Connie mikeburford:$1$$3s3BXR5Qi.LAmU4lrLKEF0:Mike martinaych:$1$$WZWXBbir68GVMRLKb714j1:Martina mistypughoe:$1$$fVZEmr9eHaQXJcGaLUHIv.:Misty deblongmore:$1$$CUYfnk.zgtt0CPlqpXSJ3.:Deb sheilacathcart:$1$$cBiaqCWRDoH4971l.gMFh1:Sheila tracipogue:$1$$VfFotsVCKFjEoscT3St1U0:Traci shawnaavco:$1$$XJQ56BhFxTXtqsWmDLdA3.:Shawna tiffanybrunelle:$1$$8KeiG1B8ARcFs6myyi86k1:Tiffany kathale1077:$1$$/NzQzKr7Ojt0aksmgM8Dd.:Kathaleen elaineruggles:$1$$dSNnRXdTGGlEqvpbZsVIX1:Elaine merlehargrave:$1$$A1TQH/PBepvneM70QJbET/:Merle malorieodonnell:$1$$QLnIVbupcZkEM2hnBA7WL0:Malorie dulciecornwall:$1$$zV6.7uEZsLLjxQU4h4viG0:Dulcie rudolfdaniel:$1$$mluXs3O86deukYINIMQ.n/:Rudolf rickbreaux:$1$$yMxyBEBfntKrG9OfF6o0K1:Rick dannievffox:$1$$tMzz/jQilmgR0DEvlvmYI0:Dannie

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:15:59 +0100

(In reply to Robert Oostenveld from comment #3) sorry for the ugly formatting. Oh, and if you need viagra, you might want to send them an email.

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:29:24 +0100

regarding 2a, one type of junk pages are "profile" pages using wiki admin rights -> config -> revert manager, I was able to remove them. I also noticed all spam pages to contain "http" links. I believe that only people that are logged in are allowed to use the text http on a page. Hmm, the revert manager is not doing what I want. I'll go to the command line. 1048 mkdir ../../junk 1050 sudo mv profile_* ../../junk 1053 sudo mv life_insurance_* ../../junk 1054 sudo mv your_* ../../junk 1055 sudo mv you_* ../../junk 1057 sudo mv wonderful_* ../../junk this takes too long. There are about 3000 junk pages at the root level, like these 96_million_in_assets_have_been_in_a_week_shrink.txt 9_reasons_why_having_an_excellent_methylone_replacements_is_not_enough.txt 9_ways_a_greatknittingyarns.com_lies_to_you_everyday.txt a_alpessujet_vous_de_permet_passe_egalement_mode.txt a_background_in_convenient_products_in_sneakers.txt a_background_in_convenient_the_sims_freeplay_methods.txt a_background_in_effortless_sneakers_products.txt a_background_in_fast_methods_for_itune_code.txt a_background_in_fast_systems_for_management_jobs.txt a_background_in_rapid_programs_for_hack_facebook.txt a_background_in_speedy_advice_for_facial_treatments.txt a_brief_information_on_insurance_coverage_insurance_policies.txt a_brief_information_on_insurance_coverage_policies.txt a_broad_guideline_for_newbies_and_vets_alike.txt a_chance_to_buy_life_coverage_look_at_these_guidelines.txt a_couple_of_things_you_should_know_about_life_insurance_coverage.txt a_easy_meditation_for_beginners.txt a_fast_information_on_life_coverage_insurance_policies.txt a_fast_manual_on_insurance_coverage_guidelines.txt a_fat_loss_prepare_that_is_useful_for_every_person.txt a_few_guideposts_on_astute_arcanums_of_healthy_aphrodisiac_foods.txt a_few_questions_on_no-fuss_programs_of_california_divorce_custody.txt a_few_recommendations_for_anyone_thinking_about_purchasing_insurance.txt ...

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:34:38 +0100

I sorted them on date of creation/modification and removed most (except video, menu and another one) that were made on 29 Oct. did you know how_acupressure_can_enable_your_eyes.txt?

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:45:34 +0100

most of the junk was at the top level. There is some at a lower level, e.g. /getting_started/eeprobe.txt ./getting_started/bdf.txt ./getting_started/profile_miloelyard ./getting_started/profile_miloelyard/the_force_makes_the_particular_bags_fall_partially_causing_your_dust.txt ./getting_started/egi.txt ./getting_started/profile_clarissapersing ./getting_started/profile_clarissapersing/being_some_sort_of_weekly_philanthropist_at_this_store_i_get.txt I also removed that. going to recent changes on the wiki, I saw that got messed up by my cleanups. I restored it from (what I guess) the most recent correct version.

Robert Oostenveld - 2014-10-30 17:48:43 +0100

I believe the situation to be under control again. Please keep your eyes open to spam on the wiki.

Robert Oostenveld - 2015-02-11 10:39:59 +0100

Closed several bugs that were recently resolved. Please reopen if you are not happy with the resolution.