Photobucket's privacy problem finally solved

Alaska Miller ยท 07/15/08 06:40PM

Photobucket has finally stopped allowing strangers to peek at users' private pictures. Byron Ng, a Canadian sysadmin with a penchant for finding Web security holes, found that knowing a photo's file name and the Photobucket link would be enough to expose the pics. This oversight allowed script kiddies to "fusker" โ€” hacker slang for using an utility to extract images based on an identifiable sequence in the file name โ€” to find uploaded naughty pictures or other interesting bits that weren't intended for public consumption. []