What is the problem you're trying to solve?
What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.
Last month the English Wikipedia suffered a cyber attack with the apparent aim of locating and cracking weak password accounts. This spurred calls for stronger passwords and two-factor authentication, but overlooked a key part of account security: logging out.
What is your solution?
For the problem you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem. We recognize that there are many ways to solve a problem. We’d like to understand why you chose this particular solution, and why you think it is worth pursuing. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.
I would like to see a tool developed that would allow users to check and see if their Wiki-accounts are signed in on any other devices, and to unilateral sign out from any signed in devices in order to prevent someone from re-accessing or otherwise hijacking Wikipedia accounts for malevolent purposes.
What are your goals for this project? Your goals should describe the top two or three benefits that will come out of your project. These should be benefits to the Wikimedia projects or Wikimedia communities. They should not be benefits to you individually. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.
Increased security for Wiki-account holders by ensuring that all electronic devices that currently read as being logged into an account can be simultaneously logged out of the account regardless of the device's location. In this way users who, say, log into a computer at the public library or a friends house and forget to log off can retroactively logout of those devices from their home computers or mobile devices before someone with malevolent intention commandeers the accounts and either uses them in a way that results in a block or outright hijacks them by changing the password for the account in question.
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