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P.S.A.'S · 13th March 2011
Merv Ritchie
The poll we designed and put up on the Terrace Daily regarding the performance of the maintenance contract has been skewed by a specific IP address.

The results, prior to this person or these people taking it upon themself(ves) to vote repeatedly in favour of the highways contractor, voting for both the top ratings, "Above and Beyond" (choice 1) and "Satisfactory" (choice 2), the results were overwhelming. "Barely Acceptable" and "I Fear For My Life" were 200 plus each while the 1st and 2nd choices were barely in the double digits.

Once again, just like the Rio Tinto polls and votes for Kitimat Council, those who like the status quo recognize the effectiveness of the Daily websites; Terrace, Kitimat, Rupert, Smithers and Hazelton, as being effective social communication mediums.

If they would only listen and change their practices rather than disrupt the evidence of the communities belief in their inadequacy, attempting to remain comfortable with their heads firmly planted in the sand.

It is this type of attitude that allows governments and companies to build nuclear reactors on fault lines. And we now know (always did) how brilliant that concept is.

Below is a short chunk of the IP details. The first set of numbers is the actual IP address of one abuser followed by the date and time. (note; 20 to 30 seconds between votes) Followed by the word CHOICE is the vote selection. In this case the vote is for "Satisfactory".

The following information is all about the type of computer, program and server.

Just so's you know. Nothing is secret, your address, programs, processors or identity.

Please be careful with everything you do online. Nothing is secret, nothing.

And so now we must close the highways poll due to the ignorant behaviour of some irresponsible people.


access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:12:58 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:13:20 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:13:39 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:14:02 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2200 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:14:28 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:14:48 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:15:04 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2200 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:15:22 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:15:41 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:16:04 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2200 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:16:22 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"

access_log.processed.6:24.244.69.195 - - [07/Mar/2011:07:16:41 -0800] "GET /cgi-bin/submit_poll_vote.cgi?ID=32&CHOICE=2 HTTP/1.1" 200 2201 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; MDDR; .NET4.0C)"
poll
Comment by guy on 15th March 2011
easy to find

Then please tell us who
I Knew there was a hack!
Comment by Trish on 14th March 2011
In one day the pol changed it's outcome so drastically I knew there had to be a hack - weeks of honest communty votes were over-riden in less than 24 hrs. Good work on ID-ing the IP address Merv!
IP Address
Comment by Steve S. on 13th March 2011
Maggie, the IP is registered to CityWest, yes, but CityWest has subscribers all over the area. It's unlikely anyone will find the identity of the person. Information such as that is not accessible to the average joe, and is not as easy to come by as shows like CSI make it out to be.
Highway Poll
Comment by Maggie on 13th March 2011
That I.P. address (24.244.69.195) is assigned by CITY WEST CABLE & TELEPHONE CORP located in Terrace, B.C. It's relatively easy to identify the user by using that address plus date and time. People are pretty dumb if they think they are anonymous on the internet.