Digg Security Hole Promotes Story with a Couple Votes

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If you were lucky you managed to see a Digg security hole get exposed on September 12th

Below is a screen shot of the digg home page with 2 votes. The screen shot shows 5 but that because it was taken after a refresh

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Now my first thought was it was one of the digg moderators pushing a story to the home page, however upon closer examination this wasn’t the case. Clicking through to the story revealed many other Digg users who were equally surprised at the two vote popular status. They rightly called it what it was spam, and proceeded to bury the story (which in this case was 100% justifiable).

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What’s the lesson here, if you have an exploit, loop hole, or other trick that works, don’t squander it on a crappy story or use it in an obvious way that will get you caught and expose your methods. Use this trick on a story with 50-70 votes, you’ll draw a lot less attention. Use it on a good to high quality story you’ll get less attention. To put it rather bluntly don’t be an idiot.


Digg Security Hole Promotes Story with a Couple Votes
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