[pmwiki-users] Attack ?
5ko at 5ko.fr
Fri Dec 14 09:22:53 CST 2012
Drechsel Wolf writes:
> I'd been a happy pmwiki admin for years now. But now: It looks as if my wiki
> is being attacked:
> With high cpu load on the server, the PmWikiDe.PmWikiDe file has grown to
> 106 MB, the contents is garbage of spam urls. I installed the most recent
> pmwiki 2.2.45 a few days ago, but the same happened again.
> I put all permissions to 777 to make the wiki work - that wasnt a good idea?
This looks like ordinary wikispam. If you have an open-for-editing wiki,
this can happen sometimes. The spam is posted by automated bots, not by
humans. If you set a password, even if it is displayed in your wiki pages or
on the login form, the spam will stop. See:
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/OpenPass-Talk for something I use.
On pmwiki.org we have some spam filters which block most of the spam, see:
When you enable the passwords/protections, you need to clean the spam from
your pages. For the documentation like PmWikiDe.PmWikiDe, in general you
have a clean version in wikilib.d, so you just delete the file from wiki.d
and the original one will appear automatically.
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