FWIW.... I believe this is a Dreamweaver issue. It makes no sense that
some evil stealth person, a.k.a. Johnny Hackerdude, would covet your
password and change only a single file extension. My, that's bad stuff!
It *does* make sense that DW, now under the rubric of Adobe Vadar, and now
operating as "we know what you want, trust us!" operational sensibilities,
would have some small tweak pr preference that decides "no, you really
*do* want .png versions of that image here. Trust us!".
I'm not sayin' you, Tyler, committed User Error, but rather that,
unbeknownst to you, DW acted as your prxy and "just did it".
I've had equally bizarre experiences with Adobe products. (That's the
company where all the Win3.1 coders fled to)
My .025 cents (the price of an upgrade).
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On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Tyler Whitney intoned:
TW:Thanks for the reply. Yes, it is protected by a shared account. However, the
TW:password was recently changed, and the issue happened before anybody other
TW:than myself knew the password. Its almost like it is being systematically
TW:changed. I doubt there is any attempt for link checking on the web server
TW:that would change code?
TW:I wish I could be more specific, but this SAME issue has happened on two
TW:completely different websites, both of which the least common denominator is
TW:me... and I didn't change anything. The OSCR site had the same change, and
TW:though that could have been done by someone else who knows that Net ID's
TW:password, the rlweb account has a password that I myself changed recently
TW:when my supervisor went on leave... meaning, at the moment, it is only I. I
TW:even verified with others around the office if they were playing with
TW:Benjamin Coddington wrote:
TW:> Tyler, your data is protected by a shared account, correct? You'll be
TW:> unable to track or control changes to your data unless you can control the
TW:> credentials protecting that data.
TW:> Unfortunately, there's not very much ETS can do to help you in this regard.
TW:> Access will appear to come from rlweb. If you are the authorized owner of
TW:> this account, you might think about changing the password.
TW:> On 11/23/09 2:48 PM, Tyler Whitney wrote:
TW:> > I've got a weird and semi-concerning issue going on here... something
TW:> > (or someone) is changing the code on my department website. I've been
TW:> > asked to create a Census 2010 information page for Residential Life. I
TW:> > did so at http://reslife.uvm.edu/census2010 ... okay, thats fine. Now,
TW:> > I've been asked to link to it from different pages... first
TW:> > http://reslife.uvm.edu homepage, which worked fine. Then
TW:> > http://reslife.uvm.edu/ira which worked fine. Finally, to help the folks
TW:> > over at OSCR at http://www.uvm.edu/~stdcmrel/ ... which was all fine.
TW:> > Next thing I know, I received an email from the folks who manage the
TW:> > website over at OSCR stating the census icon next to the link I created
TW:> > is gone. I go back into the code, and I noticed that what I had
TW:> > originally type (<img
TW:> > src='http://reslife.uvm.edu/census2010/images/small-logo.gif'>) had been
TW:> > changed by something or someone to (<img
TW:> > src='../census2010/images/small-logo.png'>) ... I did not make this
TW:> > change, and the web folks over there say the changed wasn't made on
TW:> > their end. I was very confused, but put it aside because it was Friday.
TW:> > I thought perhaps the web software they use automatically did it.
TW:> > So all has been well until this afternoon when doing other miscellaneous
TW:> > web updates I notice the icon on the ResLife homepage is missing. I go
TW:> > into the code to find the SAME EXACT CHANGE. Unfortunately,
TW:> > whatever/whoever is doing this does not realize that the link will not
TW:> > work like that. My guess is this is something software related? Its
TW:> > certainly not my web software (Dreamweaver) as I have hundreds of other
TW:> > links like that that are never magically changed. On top of that, I
TW:> > haven't edited default.php at all today, which is the homepage. It
TW:> > hasn't even been opened.
TW:> > Does anybody have the slightest clue as to why this is happening? Its a
TW:> > little frustrating/concerning. Any help would be very much appreciated.
TW:> > Tyler
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