Security and False reporting

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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:40 am

It is possible for someone to go through and close roads, or worse, flat-out delete roads like crazy if they want. There are enough users who aren't assholes, who would notice, call attention to it, and Waze could revoke that other user's privileges. It's not nearly a perfect system.
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:45 pm

It is also unlikely that Waze will implement much of a solution before there is a problem. The plans they have for more granular and street-importance-based permissions are a step in the right direction. They are, at the moment, just plans.
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby CBenson » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:15 pm

I don't know if they are reliably that frequent. But many times the MPs show up the day after I have made an edit based on GPS data that is half a year old.
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby Daknife » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:10 am

Actually the system will protect against this, maybe not by design but it works.

In my area we have a section of interstate undergoing a major rebuild, two weeks ago a rather heavily trafficked interchange was closed for a six week period. In anticipation of the closure I disconnected the ramps and the cut the road under the freeway (as that section of road is also closed) and did it timed for an update to have the closure go active a couple days after the interchange closed. From the time I made the edit until the interchange closed and a couple days afterwards I was seeing multiple UR's from the system because the roads were not connected yet traffic was flowing through the disconnects.

Thus the protection. Someone could try to be a joker or a jerk, but if any editors are paying attention to the area, they'll see UR's popping up almost as soon as the edits are made, and thus will most likely be able to fix the problem before it goes live.
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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:49 pm

Before it goes live? I'm not sure the auto problem reports are updated that frequently...

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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:11 pm

Probably you buggers stealing our CPU time ;-)

We have some issues here with one or two specific users editing user A, stupidly and user B, destructively. Both messaged, user A stopped editing, user B continues to F things up, and despite contacting Waze 3 times (4 different MegaEditors here have problems with him), they seem unwilling or unable to do anything except to say "let us know if it continues". Well I have a few times, when are we going to see results?
Hate to say it, but you know how protective we all get, but when it's seemingly on purpose and the company do nothing, it doesn't bode well for them or us and is extremely disheartening after putting so much time and effort into it.

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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:55 pm

You need to look at the UK, Netherlands and Brazil. All have a base map.

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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:59 pm

OSM uses changesets that can be rolled back. Waze doesn't have anything like it. We should take notice, they're not the best Open Source map for nothing!

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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:28 am

Ermm...not only is this an old thread, but I think you may be subjecting yourself to excessive narcotics while reading comics.

Report the username to Waze.

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Re: Security and False reporting

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:35 am

Lol! Yeah use the nanorep thing on the support page to contact them.

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