Webmaster lets site hack themselves

Darren Gibbons (dgibbons@oroad.com)
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 10:40:53 -0700


My vote for clever hack of the week.

The gist: A.H.S Boy sets up www.graphics.com, and notices thousands of
hits to pages that don't exist. Investigates further, and realizes it's
people that have sloppy references to a 'graphics' directory in their
images. Netscape, in it's infinite wisdom, does it's conversion of a
url from http://graphics -> http://www.graphics.com.

So what does Boy do? He changes is Error 404 page to pump out random
"subversive" images containing text like "Discover the pleasure of
revolt", "Art is a hammer, not a mirror", etc.


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