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    imageshack hacked

    Pretty annoying, it's all over the social networking sites and various forums that don't have their own image attachment feature like we do. I don't think the image files were deleted, but they're all being replaced with this rather obnoxious message...

    Name:  Imageshack.jpg
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    That last part suggests that the original images were not messed with, so presumably everything will go back to normal in a day or two. Imageshack is one of the quick upload image sites, like tinypic.com and others aimed mainly at casual web users, who don't have their own permanent image hosting. Kind of a bummer though for all the peeps who just want to share pictures on forums and the like, or who can't afford/don't know how to use any alternatives. I think most people on this site avoid hotlinking, so it shouldn't be much of a problem for us, but might be good idea to keep an eye out just in case.

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    Yeah i just saw this too over at other forums. Hope everything will be back to normal soon.

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    It's all over the DSG, a subforum of ca.org that has the attachment option disabled.

    Maybe it's time to change that?

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    Yeah, it doesn't seem like an attack to bring down the entire imageshack site or something like, but it's kind of lame that they targeted such a broad group of people for this. I mean, if you're going to pull off a hack that effects so many average internet users, why not at least put out a message with some real substance?

    Most people have no idea what "full-discloser" even means, and are unlikely to care much about it one way or the other. For them its just an inconveniance and bunch of freightning technocrat speak.

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    I don't get it.

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    Use Photobucket. Imageshack sucks. I hate clicking the center button to scroll through a thread and end up opening every image in another tab.

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    yeah but photobucket considers almost any nudity, including simple cleavage to be pornographic and will delete your image :/ so both suck.
    Ai ya...elitist hackers...find something worthy of hacking. (Not always, but I've noticed several people, including myself have this problem with photobucket)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hala View Post
    yeah but photobucket considers almost any nudity, including simple cleavage to be pornographic and will delete your image :/ so both suck.
    Ai ya...elitist hackers...find something worthy of hacking. (Not always, but I've noticed several people, including myself have this problem with photobucket)
    Forgot about that. But still, is it really necessary for Imageshack to make every image a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    Forgot about that. But still, is it really necessary for Imageshack to make every image a link?
    Given that adds on their own site is how they make money, it doesn't seem unreasonable. Allowing you to embed the images, so that the vast majority of viewers will never see their adds, is generous enough.

    Also, it's not that hard to not click a link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meloncov View Post
    Also, it's not that hard to not click a link.
    I don't want to click the link. That's the problem. Typically when I browse threads I click the scroll wheel on my mouse, bringing up the scroll icon. When I center click on a link, it opens up a new tab. So when I try to scroll through a thread chock full of images linked from Imageshack, it opens up the images that I accidentally clicked in new tabs, whereas with Photobucket images the images are just images.

    Far too long of an explanation.

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    It seems like they are out to oppress people who post security vulnerabilities, typically "0day" ones, which are newly found vulnerabilities and thus not patched yet. Posting 0day vulnerabilities leads to a race between people who want to make a patch for it and the asshats who want to exploit it. It's a mixed issue with it's own pros and cons, but I am all for freedom of information and whatever the individuals do with that information is their responsibility. So I don't entirely agree with their agenda, but I see where they are coming from.

    I don't have a clue how or why the money part ties in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    I don't want to click the link. That's the problem. Typically when I browse threads I click the scroll wheel on my mouse, bringing up the scroll icon. When I center click on a link, it opens up a new tab. So when I try to scroll through a thread chock full of images linked from Imageshack, it opens up the images that I accidentally clicked in new tabs, whereas with Photobucket images the images are just images.

    Far too long of an explanation.
    You can simply copy the direct URL of the image into the image tags. That's how I've always done it and I've never had any trouble with Imageshack.

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    If more people were willing to go this far to spread the word of what they believe is righteous, maybe the US (and many other countries) wouldn't be in such shit. Granted, "The Anti-sec Movement" is targeting a very small percentage of people (and I believe publicizing exploits allows them to be patched quicker), but while they are fighting for a cause in a radical manner, most people are just being raped in the ass and complain while doing nothing.

    So I commend this crew for their work ethic; message somewhat irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    Forgot about that. But still, is it really necessary for Imageshack to make every image a link?
    What are you talking about? It gives you tons of link options. Just choose one of the direct image urls and you're good to go without any hidden links to imageshack. (beaten to it it seems)

    Imageshack is great. They even stopped censoring my nudity.

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    soo if I read that right, they're hacking pages that give the public details about their security vulnerabilities, as well as any sites that feature exploits or how to use them? If that's the case then it seems like they're hacking the hackers, in which case I approve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Edge Ryan View Post
    soo if I read that right, they're hacking pages that give the public details about their security vulnerabilities, as well as any sites that feature exploits or how to use them? If that's the case then it seems like they're hacking the hackers, in which case I approve
    Not necessarily. The people who release security vulnerabilities aren't always the bad guys. Often it's just computer enthusiasts looking to learn and share the information freely so others can learn, also. Of course, there are always the ones out there who would rather use the information to do something malicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    What are you talking about? It gives you tons of link options. Just choose one of the direct image urls and you're good to go without any hidden links to imageshack. (beaten to it it seems)

    Imageshack is great. They even stopped censoring my nudity.
    I have yet to encounter an imageshack image that doesn't link back to the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    I have yet to encounter an imageshack image that doesn't link back to the site.
    imageshack hacked

    ^ just an example

    Probably because most people take the suggested urls and not the direct ones, being the silly monkeys they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rainville View Post
    Probably because most people take the suggested urls and not the direct ones, being the silly monkeys they are.
    That's probably an accurate assumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourTonMantis View Post
    I have yet to encounter an imageshack image that doesn't link back to the site.
    Because when you do, you don't know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight Edge Ryan View Post
    soo if I read that right, they're hacking pages that give the public details about their security vulnerabilities, as well as any sites that feature exploits or how to use them? If that's the case then it seems like they're hacking the hackers, in which case I approve
    Well no. People are often ignorant of what hacking is in general. As a previous post mentioned many are programmers and enthusiasts themselves. I talk to quite a few White Hats quite a bit. Have to use the term "White hat" due to the abuse the word hacking has gotten. Not everyone is about breaking security. If you do a modification beyond intended software specs, that isn't really piracy, it's also considered a hack. Before there was "hacking" and "cracking" but since people think the terms are synonymous and now accepted...it's why there are designated hats.

    Disclosing security vulnerabilities are a necessity these days. Developers have become lazy with "Security through obscurity" Obscurity is fine to a degree but when developers often ignore people politely telling them about their bugs, sometimes it's necessary for them to post the vulnerability publicly. See regardless of "hat" status" this information is passed around like wildfire because of the enthusiast aspect, so if a White hat knows about the problem you can bet so does a Black hat.

    The public posting is to light a fire under a programmer or coder's butt to fix the issue so that people who do get exploited know exactly why and how.

    I remember back in the Windows 95 days of BSOD (blue screen of death) which was heavily exploited when internet was just flourishing. MS pretended to turn their heads until it really became a real problem. I often had to go through a multitude of shell accounts to disguise the fact I was a windows user (since I didn't have linux or irix installed at the time), just to get it to stop. Often times if you had used the IRC they'd CTCP version you to see what client you were using. Not to mention, sites that had your user agent accessible.

    Anyways... I don't think the guys who did this with Imageshack really earned any followers. Not only do I think there are white hats that do a good job being watchdogs, the Anti-Sec people make no damn sense. Trying to read that garbage maybe they should rethink their strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl View Post
    Not necessarily. The people who release security vulnerabilities aren't always the bad guys.
    The people who release security vulnerabilities are almost never the bad guys. Criminals keep their exploits hidden as long as possible while the quietly steal money or data.The last thing they want to do is publish how they broke into a system, as this makes the security whole relatively easy to fix.

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    Boredome makes people do funny stuff.

    I wonder if that image-s-"hack" is not perhaps the hacker's victory dump or some sort, creating some sort of confusing message.

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    ah ok I think I get it now

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