Student@wtfu.edu



  • We have a mailinglist at our university, ist address is

    student@wtfu.edu.

    I got three mails from

    recorded.lectures@wtfu.edu
    to
    Some Student's name <student@wtfu.edu>
    with the following content:

     Dear Some Student's name,

    Your account name on http://electures.informatik.wtf.edu is student.
    Your password can't be reset and sent to you because its not stored in this system.

    The request for this E-Mail was made from 141.1.1.1 / 141.1.1.1 with the browser Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:1.9.0.14) Gecko/2009082707 Firefox/3.0.14 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729).

    Sincerely,
    RecordedLectures-Portal
    recorded.lectures@wtfu.edu




  • Someone decided to play a prank with the lecture system and the mailing list. Where's the WTF?



  • @tdb said:

    Someone decided to play a prank with the lecture system and the mailing list. Where's the WTF?
     

    It happens quite often, usually with real students.



  • @tdb said:

    Where's the WTF?
     

     Missing the URL within the mail, thus revealing that WTFU is in blah.



  • Three mails?



  • It's not the real WTF, but I did a double-take because I thought you were talking about http://student.wfu.edu for half a second there.



  • @spamcourt said:

    @tdb said:

    Where's the WTF?
     

     Missing the URL within the mail, thus revealing that WTFU is in blah.

    "Blah"?  That's a funny name for "Google's cache"!

     



  • Does this happen to be the uni I was at? The IP addresses there look QUITE similar.

    in that case, greetings to SK if he appears at eridyke again.



  • As for the content of the email, it's not so much of a WTF if you consider that WTFU is probably using a single-sign-on system that doesn't allow the site behind "electures.informatik.wtf.edu" to reset passwords. (But the site can reset passwords for accounts not using SSI, thus the error message.)



  • @OperatorBastardusInfernalis said:

    Does this happen to be the uni I was at?

    You can still see the original uncensored version of the post (second top result after the edited version) if you google for "RecordedLectures-Portal electures.informatik edu".  If that has gone by the time you check it, well, google "electures.informatik", there's only one of them out there. 



  •  @OperatorBastardusInfernalis said:

    Does this happen to be the uni I was at? The IP addresses there look QUITE similar.

    in that case, greetings to SK if he appears at eridyke again.

    Nope, this is a Cable and Wireless Germany IP. It's a DNS server I use sometimes because the IP is quite easy to remeber.



  • @hallo.amt said:

     @OperatorBastardusInfernalis said:

    Does this happen to be the uni I was at? The IP addresses there look QUITE similar.

    in that case, greetings to SK if he appears at eridyke again.

    Nope, this is a Cable and Wireless Germany IP. It's a DNS server I use sometimes because the IP is quite easy to remeber.

    Wait, what?  You "anonymized" the post by framing up an innocent third-party?  Are you employing the Chewbacca defence or something?



  • @DaveK said:

    Wait, what?  You "anonymized" the post by framing up an innocent third-party?  Are you employing the Chewbacca defence or something?

    Yes, there are masses of students there ;-)



  • @hallo.amt said:

    @DaveK said:

    Wait, what?  You "anonymized" the post by framing up an innocent third-party?  Are you employing the Chewbacca defence or something?

    Yes, there are masses of students there ;-)

    That does not make sense!


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