Silverwood loses, then regains, control of its Facebook page

Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

After a weekend of odd posts and sometimes explicit links showing up on its Facebook page, Silverwood Theme Park has taken the power back. Starting Saturday, the park's social media page was plastered with some out-of-the-ordinary posts. The posts got so bad that Silverwood eventually made a new Facebook page to explain the situation to visitors.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:45 AM
Jeff's avatar

To be clear, nothing was "hacked." That word gets thrown around too much. What likely really happened is that they had a really obvious password like "silverwood1" or something similarly stupid, and someone figured it out. Or it was on a post-it note behind a reception desk.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:16 AM
Thabto's avatar

Most of the time, when someone says their Facebook was "hacked", they mean they left their page open and someone else got in while they were still logged in.


Brian

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:44 PM
Jeff's avatar

And they're still wrong.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:39 PM
janfrederick's avatar

Are you saying "hijacked" would have been more appropriate?


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:56 PM
Jeff's avatar

Sure. "Hack" implies some kind of skilled attack on an exploit in a system. People aren't hacking Facebook, they're guessing weak passwords.


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:43 PM
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Real hackers H4X0R the GibSoN!


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:57 PM
bjames's avatar

according to the dictionary, this does fall into the realm of "hacking."

hacking - using a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system.

So OP is technically correct. The best kind of "correct."

Last edited by bjames, Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:03 PM

"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:53 AM

Unless somebody hacked the dictionary.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:19 AM
Jeff's avatar

Dictionaries are not authorities on anything technologically relevant. This is not hacking.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:32 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

But I can use clothes pins in my refrigerator to keep my glass beer bottles from rolling all over the shelf. I'm a hacker!

I despite the term 'life hack'

~Rob

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:54 AM
rollergator's avatar

There's a HUGE difference between "common usage" and the technical jargon inside a particular field.

For one, "hacking" is how I cleared the back yard of our house with a machete...but that's not important right now. ;~)


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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:53 AM
Vater's avatar

I've been hacking all morning. Damn seasonal allergies...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:58 AM
Bakeman31092's avatar

I actually witnessed a hack once. All of his jokes were obvious and worn-out.

Last edited by Bakeman31092, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:18 AM
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 11:31 AM

How about hack a Shaq?

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 12:42 PM

Some of these definitions just can't hack it.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:55 PM
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