Friday, June 01, 2007

The Beacon has a story today about how IMSA won 1,035 tickets to a Gwen Stefani concert. It contained this little quote...

The Kiss FM Web page runs a program that can identify users so a computer can only be used once to cast a vote. But computer-whiz IMSA students quickly figured out how to disable the system.

What? 'disabled the system', I bet the folks at Kiss FM folks will be thrilled to read that.


OneMan

3 comments:

Nat said...

The KISSFM voting site used cookies to track users. It doesn't take any intense tech knowledge to disable cookies.

Plus, They already knew we did that, it's the only way our school could've won.

Anonymous said...

That doesn't make it right. Hacking and rigging are illegal. Probation is what should have been given, not concert tickets.

Jason said...

A very simple bot, something a 10 year old with internet access could have written was all it took. It wasn't rigged in any way.

Probation seems pretty tough for writing a bot.