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More questions raised on Cabinet Office and Wikipedia

The Cabinet Office is facing fresh questions about dubious Wikipedia edits carried out from the secure Government computer network, after it was found their systems were used to change an article on the Hillsborough disaster.

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Wiki edit 'unlikely to identify a single computer'

According to Barry Collins, a freelance technology journalist, an identifier such as the computer's MAC (Media Access Control) address would be required to find out exactly which PC the Wikipedia edits came from.

A MAC address is a unique code found in computer or networking equipment.

The former editor of PC Pro said:

The edit will show the IP address. That address will likely cover hundreds or thousands of PCs - it's highly unlikely to identify a single computer.

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