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Sunday, August 28, 2011

comp-arch.net mal-hacked - cloned, maybe broken into.



Googling "glew FP16" today, I found my own website, comp-arch.net.

But I also found another website, waboba.info, that seems to be a clone of comp-arch.net.

This is probably a malware site, probably directing people to attack code, or at least trying to promote search engine scores.

It is certainly unauthorized. I.e. nobody asked me about setting it up/

It is probably a violation of the very loose copyright and licensing setup for comp-arch.net - a derivative of Creative Commons.

In a way, it is flattering that compo-arch.net might be considered worth cloning. But then again, I imagine that this sort of thing is automated by the bad guys.

If you ever use comp-arch.net stuff, beware of waboba.info, and other possible clones.

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If anyone here has advice on steps to take, Id appreciate it.

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Of more concern is the fact that my copyright notice,
https://semipublic.comp-arch.net/wiki/index.php?title=CompArch:Copyrights_and_Other_Intellectual_Property_Rights,
seems to have disappeared.

Now, this may have happened for innocuous reasons - such as an automatic update of the underlying mediawiki version.

But, it may also indicate that my site has been hacked.
If only to legitimize the unauthorized cloning described above.

I will investigate 0 bt that may take a while.

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The real problem here is that I spend very little time working on this site, and I want to spend that time writing content, not administering Mediawiki.

I may need to give in and use a hosted wiki.