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KARMA WHORE HACK DISCOVERED

Last posted Oct 18, 2010 at 03:56AM EDT. Added Oct 10, 2010 at 07:49PM EDT
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I have discovered a way that someone may upvote their own posts.
If somebody finds out their post number, they can type it into the address used for upvoting, and then just put that in the address bar.
As an experiment, I did this with one of my posts, and it seemed successful in giving me +1 karma. However, it seems that it is probably impossible to make do this again and again and again, as KYM allows only one vote per person.
What concerns me more is the possibility of somebody posting a link to the upvote as a bait and switch, tricking people into upvoting that post.

Last edited Oct 10, 2010 at 08:07PM EDT
Oct 10, 2010 at 07:49PM EDT
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I just realized that this might be a bad idea to have this in big capital letters for everyone to see. Should I delete my post?

Oct 10, 2010 at 07:58PM EDT
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Perhaps take away the link, if a mod asks for it, be able to provide it.

Oct 10, 2010 at 08:04PM EDT
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it is quite alright to upvote your own stuff. i mean, you can liek your own posts on facebook, eh?

Oct 11, 2010 at 11:15AM EDT
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Liking your facebook status is like high-fiving yourself.

Last edited Oct 11, 2010 at 11:54AM EDT
Oct 11, 2010 at 11:54AM EDT
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@Greg: You’re not going to upvote your own post?

Oct 11, 2010 at 12:15PM EDT
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if/when Karma is able to go into the neg. that is when i’ll care about karma. but if it can be used to harm others(meaning their comp.) or KYM, then something should really be done about it.

Oct 11, 2010 at 01:38PM EDT
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lol ok, I’ve posted how to fix this:

http://bit.ly/cXMAS3

Great find MC Shyamalan

Last edited Oct 18, 2010 at 11:33AM EDT
Oct 12, 2010 at 10:51AM EDT
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@Dubs

Oct 12, 2010 at 12:03PM EDT

@A Dragon named Red

“Don’t let jason see this thread.”

Last edited Oct 13, 2010 at 08:54AM EDT
Oct 13, 2010 at 08:53AM EDT
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What concerns me more is the possibility of somebody posting a link to the upvote as a bait and switch, tricking people into upvoting that post.

[EDIT: ad spam deleted]

Last edited Oct 18, 2010 at 02:32AM EDT
Oct 18, 2010 at 02:11AM EDT

tuneup2011, bigger exploit is a image with the upvote link on it.

Oct 18, 2010 at 03:56AM EDT
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