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Bug 19273 - AntiSpoof doesn't actually stop simple spoofing
AntiSpoof doesn't actually stop simple spoofing
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
AntiSpoof (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal major with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: testme
Depends on:
Blocks: SWMT
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Reported: 2009-06-18 02:53 UTC by Mike.lifeguard
Modified: 2012-10-29 16:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mike.lifeguard 2009-06-18 02:53:42 UTC
For example, the account "MardetanhA" was created, which is obviously very close to "Mardetanha" -- this is despite that the original account existed locally prior to the spoof being created (on mywiki):
# MardetanhA (Created on 17 June 2009 at 22:07)
# Mardetanha (Created on 2 June 2008 at 19:00)

Ideally, AntiSpoof would check against the CentralAuth database in addition to the local user list, but in this case, even a local check would have been sufficient. That's bug 15545.

Unless the extension is disabled or otherwise non-functional, it seems that the rules used to detect similarity are pretty bad (a case change should be utterly trivial, and more complex matching at a high quality is desperately needed).

This may be related to bug 18447?
Comment 1 Platonides 2009-06-20 16:40:31 UTC
Can't reproduce. At least it's not /that/ weak.

Login error
The name "PlatonideS" is too similar to the existing account:

    * Platonides

Please choose another name.


Login error
The name "MardetanhA" is too similar to the existing account:

    * Mardetanha (contribs)

Please choose another name. 

Comment 2 Diederik van Liere 2011-01-29 19:58:24 UTC
I am putting the status to Resolved and Worksforme as Platonides was unable to reproduce it. If the bugreporter feels that this is incorrect then please reopen the bug.

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