Another worrisome email reminder sent to me by the Ubuntu wiki

Tom Davies tomdavies04 at
Thu Mar 8 23:32:12 UTC 2012

Hi :)
I think it is better to ask the list if you think there might be  a security issue.  As you pointed out off-list there were a few indicators that there could have been trouble lurking in there but that just happens sometimes anyway.  

All good :)
Many thanks and regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 8/3/12, Little Girl <littlergirl at> wrote:

From: Little Girl <littlergirl at>
Subject: Re: Another worrisome email reminder sent to me by the Ubuntu wiki
To: "Tom Davies" <tomdavies04 at>
Cc: "Vikram Dhillon" <dhillonv10 at>, ubuntu-doc at
Date: Thursday, 8 March, 2012, 22:31

Hey there,

Tom Davies wrote:

> Ma Xiaojun (=damage3025) joined a few days ago and seems to have
> done a lot of good work according to the "Recent Changes".  They
> even have a user profile at Launchpad.  That is not typical
> behaviour from someone intent on causing damage!  

An existing presence on the web is definitely a good thing. (:
> The attachments don't show up in the wiki mark-up.  The only
> pictures were the "i" in a blue circle and the signpost
> <<Include(Signpost)>> I take it you guys are looking at the
> html/css of the page?  (In Seamonkey web-browser that's View -
> "Page source" Firefox and InternetExplorer have something similar
> but i've no idea the exact wording in IE)

Yep, in Firefox I looked at it using "View Page Source".

> So i think that the images are not interpreted or "acted on" or
> anything by the web-browser, it doesn't attempt to display them.
> So, even if they are infected or something then even on a Windows
> machine they wouldn't run their payload?  Has anyone scanned the
> image to see if it's anything other than a harmless screen-shot?

I ran them both through Jotti and Virus Total and neither detected
> I still don't see the problem here.  As far as i can tell someone
> has started doing an edit and then not completed it.  They have
> uploaded a picture but not added the wiki mark-up required to
> display it. [shrugs] Regards from Tom :)

Alrighty then - good enough. (:

Little Girl

There is no spoon.
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