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FYI - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Beware destructive memes. There's one going around with Russian text and another that just links to something saying "this is interesting."

No, not really. It just posts the same thing in your journal, without your permission.

Thanks to pauraque for the update. lj_dev is apparenlty working on the security loophole. Meanwhile, don't click on the Russian meme or the "This is interesting" link. And if you want to genuinely link to something interesting, it's probably better to use a more specific text.

(And yes, Fern's enough of an idiot that she assumed it was someone just posting quickly with some interesting article to share. Damn, I know better.)
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erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: June 12th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I foudn ahnother. the "play sausage" meme. if that's oen inthe category Iyou'e talkign about. yo uenter yoru username and if you pusl the button it posts itself on yoru lj when you're logged i nand have javascript.
I find these nonsensical anyway and erm..oh well. yo uhave a point.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: June 12th, 2004 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, the sausage one (at least the version I've seen) actually does include the notice that it will automatically post to your journal if you put your username in. Using the same loophole, I suppose, but at least it tells you. (I'd still rather not do it.)
lync From: lync Date: June 12th, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have seen a bunch of people on my flist with that russian thing and the person who made it offers explanations on how it *isn't* harmless but I don't find them comforting. I don't like anything that automatically posts to my journal without my knowledge/permission! >:P
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