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Tuesday, 17 July 2007

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The Spoof! editor on hearing of latest web hack

A spotty teenager has admitted hacking into TheSpoof.com website. The 19 year old boy, who has never had a girlfriend and is never likely to, told our undercover reporter that he had gained access to The Spoof! through a hidden backdoor that he had discovered quite by accident.

"First you have to set up an account", Eric Nerdling told us. "It doesn't matter what the username and password are. They can be anything. Once you have set up the account, you submit a story with the following subject:

I am a stupid fat bastard

"It really doesn't matter what the text of the article is. But it's very important that you get the subject right. Then you submit the article in any section, again that doesn't matter. Once you have submitted the article, you click on "Live" to post it into the website. At that point, you will get complete access to the website and can award maximum points to some writers and low points to others, as often as you like."

The editor of The Spoof!, who admitted that the website uses 3 Kray supercomputers located in its plush office at Canary Wharf, London, and operates behind several layers of firewall security, told our reporter, "Drat! I hoped no-one would find that. Now I'm going to have to change the backdoor password. Where did I leave that bloody manual?"

Backdoors were first highlighted in the 80s computer film "Wargames", where a geek is told by a dork of the existence of this secret device for accessing computer systems.

City of London police are currently investigating whether several contributors to The Spoof! who have received maximum marks for articles that were either not funny or only mildly amusing may have themselves hacked into the website.

Queen Mudder and Monkey Woods were said to be helping them with their enquiries.

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