Watch where you get your pictures from


#1

Posting a link to a picture from another site that you personally don’t control can be risky.

Yesterday a long time MB member posted the a picture they THOUGHT was flowers but what displayed was a porn site url. :eek: It could just as easily been a porn photo. I’m sure had no idea that somebody hacked the picture. Got to remember that there a lot of sickos out there, who will do try just about anything to drive traffic to their sites.


#2

Good tip!!


#3

The Moderators took care of the link but this is a good reminder. Although, the whole situation confused me because I DID indeed see the bouquet of pink flowers in the thread and when I investigated the link. I did not see the “porn site button” on my computer screen. It was weird. So to be honest, I could have easily made the same mistake because I did indeed see the flowers just like that person may have.


#4

Oh wow. That is really crazzzzy!


#5

It wasn’t just me…honest. :biggrin: DDoll saw it too.

I didn’t click through but I saw the name was for flower picture, but what actually displayed was a porn site url.

The MOD took care of it but it is crazy what some people will do. It COULD have been something REALLY bad.


#6

Best thing to do, since most everyone here is doing their very best to post appropriately, is to notify a moderator if you notice something unusual. The situation willl be taken care of quickly. That’s what we are here for!

This stuff happens when you use the web, and especially in this particular case, there were people who saw flowers and people who saw the other link. The poster obviously was seeing flowers, like these:


#7

[QUOTE=rlcarmichael;874218]Posting a link to a picture from another site that you personally don’t control can be risky.

Yesterday a long time MB member posted the a picture they THOUGHT was flowers but what displayed was a porn site url. :eek: It could just as easily been a porn photo. I’m sure had no idea that somebody hacked the picture. Got to remember that there a lot of sickos out there, who will do try just about anything to drive traffic to their sites.[/QUOTE]

Wow, people do that stuff all the time on discussion boards. I hate that.


#8

wow, if these people would apply their expertise in productive ways, imagine what they could do!


#9

Please understand this was a long term, well loved MB member that made a mistake. I don’t want that person to feel bad at all or think that others are assuming it was intentional. It’s a great reminder to check your links and files because the internet can be an interesting place. I just don’t want this to turn into an accusatory thing, it was a mistake, they were trying to post a picture of a flower.

No big deal I just DO NOT want that person to feel bad.


#10

[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;874843]Please understand this was a long term, well loved MB member that made a mistake. I don’t want that person to feel bad at all or think that others are assuming it was intentional. It’s a great reminder to check your links and files because the internet can be an interesting place. I just don’t want this to turn into an accusatory thing, it was a mistake, they were trying to post a picture of a flower.

No big deal I just DO NOT want that person to feel bad.[/QUOTE]

Wish, I’d like to think that the two posts you quoted were referring to the hacker who interfered with my original post.

Because, let’s face it, we all know it was my post.

It’s still a good cautionary example, though, and I’ll tell you all why:

As I told Ddoll when I was made aware of what had happened (and rest assured it was big news to me), I made that posting from my office. Our network here is firewalled, and I can’t even get to porn sites from here, much less pull content from them to post elsewhere. Not that I’m inclined to do that anyway, but that isn’t the point.

The point is that I was working from what I thought was a secure computer system, I used a graphic from a legitimate florist site that I had double-checked before using the graphic, and I previewed the post before putting it up. All pertinent precautions had been taken.

I still got hacked.

It never hurts to keep a weather eye out, because what happened to me could have happened to practically any of us.


#11

[QUOTE=WishUponAStar;874843]Please understand this was a long term, well loved MB member that made a mistake. I don’t want that person to feel bad at all or think that others are assuming it was intentional. It’s a great reminder to check your links and files because the internet can be an interesting place. I just don’t want this to turn into an accusatory thing, it was a mistake, they were trying to post a picture of a flower.

No big deal I just DO NOT want that person to feel bad.[/QUOTE]

Ditto!:laugh: The moderators who were online at the time were all over it.


#12

I figured so much, I just didn’t want anyone to feel bad for an accident. Sorry.

[QUOTE=Voldemort;874870]Wish, I’d like to think that the two posts you quoted were referring to the hacker who interfered with my original post.

Because, let’s face it, we all know it was my post.

It’s still a good cautionary example, though, and I’ll tell you all why:

As I told Ddoll when I was made aware of what had happened (and rest assured it was big news to me), I made that posting from my office. Our network here is firewalled, and I can’t even get to porn sites from here, much less pull content from them to post elsewhere. Not that I’m inclined to do that anyway, but that isn’t the point.

The point is that I was working from what I thought was a secure computer system, I used a graphic from a legitimate florist site that I had double-checked before using the graphic, and I previewed the post before putting it up. All pertinent precautions had been taken.

I still got hacked.

It never hurts to keep a weather eye out, because what happened to me could have happened to practically any of us.[/QUOTE]


#13

Oh, but I do.

Because some vermin decided to pull a prank in what otherwise was a joyful and happy thread.

THAT’S what ticks me off.


#14

[QUOTE=Voldemort;874888]Oh, but I do.

Because some vermin decided to pull a prank in what otherwise was a joyful and happy thread.

THAT’S what ticks me off.[/QUOTE]

:laugh::laugh: haha, I still think it’s SO strange that I saw the flower bouquet and everyone did see the yucky link. That’s so weird to me, but I am not a computer technical person at all.

I wish I understood how someone could do that to your link? How can someon hack you with firewall?

Whatever… very strange. :pinch: I guess that’s why I always update my virus software and run scans weekly.


#15

[QUOTE=rlcarmichael;874218]Posting a link to a picture from another site that you personally don’t control can be risky.

Yesterday a long time MB member posted the a picture they THOUGHT was flowers but what displayed was a porn site url. :eek: It could just as easily been a porn photo. I’m sure had no idea that somebody hacked the picture. Got to remember that there a lot of sickos out there, who will do try just about anything to drive traffic to their sites.[/QUOTE]

So, um, like was it jello or mud wrestling? :laugh:


#16

Still don’t think you’re going to get an answer to that one, dude. :laugh:


#17

LOL… “some vermin” oh hahahahaha! :laugh:

Anyway, I want to just reiterate that the entire web is so vulnerable to this stuff. Eveyrone ought to just back up the poster and LET A MODERATOR KNOW right away, and it will be handled. :happy:


#18

[QUOTE=Voldemort;874888]Oh, but I do.

Because some vermin decided to pull a prank in what otherwise was a joyful and happy thread.

THAT’S what ticks me off.[/QUOTE]

Oh… NOW I remember where I saw it! :laugh:

And saw it I did… but if it makes you feel any better, I’m sure I’m not the only one who just glanced at it and thought, “I’m sure that doesn’t mean what it looks like it means” and instantly forgot about it.


#19

[QUOTE=Voldemort;874870]Wish, I’d like to think that the two posts you quoted were referring to the hacker who interfered with my original post.

Because, let’s face it, we all know it was my post.

[/QUOTE]

I dinnit know:mellow: But I was wondering who was hacked. Stoopid hacker:angry:


#20

All it takes in this world is a few idiots to ruin things! Too bad because Disney World is supposed to be a happy place…right?