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MySpace Private Pictures Leak

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the if-you-don't-want-it-shared-don't-put-it-out-there dept.

Security 405

Martin writes "We all heard about the MySpace vulnerability that allowed everyone to access pictures that have been set to private at MySpace. That vulnerability got closed down pretty fast. Unfortunately though (for MySpace) someone did use an automated script to run over 44,000 profiles that downloaded all private pictures which resulted in a 17 Gigabyte zip file with more than 560,000 pictures. The zip file is now showing up on popular torrent sites across the net."

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405 comments

You know what to do... (5, Informative)

grub (11606) | more than 6 years ago | (#22185904)


fetch! [thepiratebay.org]

Re:You know what to do... (0, Offtopic)

BiggestPOS (139071) | more than 6 years ago | (#22185940)

Downloading for uhhhhh research purposes. Are these divided up and tagged as to the myspace user profile they originated from?

Re:You know what to do... (5, Funny)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 6 years ago | (#22185992)

Are these divided up and tagged as to the myspace user profile they originated from?

Who cares? Wake me up when somebody offers up the "director's cut" of this torrent, ie only the really goofy and naked pics.

Re:You know what to do... (5, Funny)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186028)

Yeah. Good grief, just what I need - 17Gb of pictures of other peoples cats.

On the plus side (5, Funny)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186158)

Yeah. Good grief, just what I need - 17Gb of pictures of other peoples cats.

But on the plus side, you could head over to Fark and be a LOLCAT GOD.

Re:You know what to do... (2, Funny)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186276)

17 Gb of pictures of other peoples' pussies? Indeed, I'm not very interested in those...

However, 17 Gb of pictures of other poeples' George W Bushes, that'd be groovy!

Re:You know what to do... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186516)

One is tempted to ask: Are you a Mac user?, but, just at the last second, realizes one would rest more comfortably in ignorance.

Re:You know what to do... (2, Funny)

sm62704 (957197) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186334)

CATS? Damn, I thought I was downloading pictures of the other kind of pussy. Damn damn damn! Miight as well stop the torrent...

Re:You know what to do... (5, Funny)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186346)

Yeah. Good grief, just what I need - 17Gb of pictures of other peoples cats.

But, you admit you've already got 17Gb of pictures of your own cat? :-P

Cheers

Cats? (1)

gnutoo (1154137) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186358)

17Gb of pictures of other peoples cats

There might be one or two pussies you like. Wait for the filtered version.

Re:You know what to do... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186482)

"640kb ought to be enough for anybody."

Re:You know what to do... (5, Informative)

JeepFanatic (993244) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186142)

If you read the wired interview, it says:

DMaul: The script that I wrote uses the myspaceprivateprofile.com interface to find the images. Therefore, it uses the same criteria. From my own testing, it appeared that myspaceprivateprofile.com did not return public images from public profiles. It only returned public images from private profiles. It did not return private images from either public or private profiles.
So ... I'm guessing the really good stuff isn't there.

Re:You know what to do... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186024)

Show examples or it didn't happen.

*ducks*

Re:You know what to do... (1)

Dada Vinci (1222822) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186110)

You mean "this thread is worthless without pics?"

Re:You know what to do... (1)

lonesome_coder (1166023) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186314)

No, (s)he is just REALLY into ducks.

Trap! (5, Insightful)

fictionpuss (1136565) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186044)

No way would I touch that torrent.. all it takes is one underage myspace kid to have posted one nipple.. cue child pornography charges/public outcry/p2p filtering mandated/end game. It's the wet-dream of the **AA crowd.

Re:Trap! (5, Insightful)

L4m3rthanyou (1015323) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186452)

Actually, I think this is more of a threat to myspace itself. After all, they were hosting all of these pictures... when people discover how much kidporn is stored on myspace (I'm sure there's a significant amount of it), THEN there will be a public outcry, and no one is going to care about the people who downloaded the leaked photos. The backlash will be against myspace itself, by the "think of the children!" nutjobs.

Figures... and they just put further measures in place to attempt to "protect" children from themselves. Oh well, I have a hard time feeling sorry for myspace since (a) it's myspace and (b) it's owned by News Corp.

Re:Trap! (1)

Travoltus (110240) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186464)

**AA? Forget that.

You're talking instant drowning death in 3 letter alphabet soup.

Re:Trap! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186604)

all it takes is one underage myspace kid to have posted one nipple

That's a very good point.

Where can I get this file again?

Re:You know what to do... (2, Insightful)

wiggles (30088) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186064)

And risk getting busted for KP? How many idiot high school kids post naughty pics of themselves on there?

Re:You know what to do... (5, Funny)

carpe_noctem (457178) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186116)

My dog only plays fetch when I throw her sticks... this would be like throwing a sequoia log!

Re:You know what to do... (2, Informative)

ArsenneLupin (766289) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186344)

Unusually intelligent dog.

Most other dogs attempt to fetch no matter what you throw: sticks that are obviously too heavy to fetch, snowballs, small objects which you only pretend to throw but actually hide inside your sleeve...

Lotsa phun...

Script to upload them to HotOrNot (5, Funny)

xmuskrat (613243) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186202)

Somebody is going to write it.

Re:You know what to do... (2, Funny)

Big Nothing (229456) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186242)

Watch out, though, my goatse-pix is in there somewhere.

Gee Thanks (4, Insightful)

TI-8477 (1105165) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186340)

By covering this story, Slashdot has exponentially accelerated the spread of these images, and the number of seeders.

Re:You know what to do... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186354)

Screw that. You know there's probably illegal stuff in there and the torrent is going to expose your IP to everyone.

Someone post it to a newsgroup or put it up on Freenet (post the key here).

Re:You know what to do... (1)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186558)

That link is going to save people a TON of time =)

Link anyone? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22185910)

Would love to get a link to the torrent...

FP! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22185918)

All Your Snaps Are Belong To Us.

It's a diversion.. (4, Insightful)

GreggBz (777373) | more than 6 years ago | (#22185944)

It's p2p diversion... It was the RIAA. Brittney Spears or Brittney next door? Curiosity and perversion are certainly more powerful than greed.

Re:It's a diversion.. (4, Funny)

FooAtWFU (699187) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186562)

Where's my -1, Paranoid Conspiracy Theory moderation?

Solution: (4, Insightful)

Normal Dan (1053064) | more than 6 years ago | (#22185948)

Ask 'Who cares?'
Then ask 'why?'
Then ask 'so?'
Then keep asking 'so?' until you realize it's not that big of a deal.
Problem solved.

Re:Solution: (5, Insightful)

CaptainPatent (1087643) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186046)

Ask 'Who cares?'
Um, Anybody concerned with internet privacy along with everybody who had a myspace account with pictures posted privately they did not intend the public to see.

Then ask 'why?'
Because this has huge implications for online security.

Then ask 'so?'
So, something like this that is potentially damaging should have had much better security measures against it.

Then keep asking 'so?' until you realize it's not that big of a deal.
I'm asking... it's still a big deal

Problem solved.
I think not.

Re:Solution: (5, Funny)

Mikya (901578) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186140)

So?

Re:Solution: (4, Insightful)

Bob9113 (14996) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186180)

something like this that is potentially damaging should have had much better security measures against it.

Ummm, if you store potentially damaging photos on a third-party web site that is not intended to be a secure repository, why would you expect high security?

Because this has huge implications for online security.

Really? I think it just shows that MySpace is not (nor is it intended to be) a high security repository.

Re:Solution: (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186256)

The site is also directed to teens and pre-teens.
Do you really think they have the common sense to know that?

Re:Solution: (3, Insightful)

Aphex Junkie (633436) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186500)

They should, assuming that all the "Internet Safety" classes those hysterical moms created are actually doing their job. I often hear: "Do not give out personal information online.". How much more personal can you get than a photo (a nude photo especially)?

One of the first rules on the internet? (3, Insightful)

Animaether (411575) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186302)

"Um, Anybody concerned with internet privacy along with everybody who had a myspace account with pictures posted privately they did not intend the public to see."

I thought one of the first rules on the internet was that anything you put out there can fall into the wrong hands / become public?

I certainly wouldn't trust MySpace with personal affairs - if not because of technical glitches / hackers, then because of a disgruntled employee who decides offering the entire database up is so much more rewarding than going postal.

Though the whole idea of using MySpace - a site where everybody openly shares information about themselves.. that's the whole point, after all - for *anything* private at all sounds ridiculous to me in its very premise.

Just my 2cts.. I do feel sorry for those who are/will be affected, especially in the days to come as the juicier bits are filtered out and plastered all over the web and into youtube videos for truly everybody to see, as even though my opinion is that there's no reasonable expectation for true privacy on those sites, that doesn't mean they asked for some stupid hacker and a scriptkiddie to go running amok with it.

Re:Solution: (4, Insightful)

sm62704 (957197) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186436)

Um, Anybody concerned with internet privacy along with everybody who had a myspace account with pictures posted privately they did not intend the public to see.

Rule #1 of the internet: If you don't want anyone to see something, don't fucking put it it on the internet! There is no such thing as "posted privately on the internet". If it's REALLY something you don't want seen don't even put it in a computer CONNECTED to the internet. In fact, don't even take the damned pictures!!!

Gees, if brains were dynamite some people wouldn't have enough to blow their noses. I wonder how many pics in that 17 gig file are goatse?

Re:Solution: (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186572)

First off - Troll much?

Second - myspace has a large teenage and younger crowd who don't necessarily know all that is internet security. I agree that if you don't want a picture seen you shouldn't post it, but when Myspace says nobody but you and your friends or nobody but you can see these pictures, they should be able to back that up.

While Myspace did a timely job in fixing the exploit, they are just as much at fault as the users who put private pictures there in the first place.

Re:Solution: (1)

hercubus (755805) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186666)

Because this has huge implications for online security.

huge? really? i think a zero-day exploit of ${web_server} and/or ${OS} would have huge implications for online security. but this hack?

you may turn out to be right of course, if say several congressman's kids got burned then maybe we're in for draconian legislature. naked pics of Bush twins could have similar impact. otherwise, i'm thinking "meh"

4chan is gonna have a field day with this... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22185958)

Oh lord...there are gonna be some angsty teenagers with real reasons to cry soon...

Re:4chan is gonna have a field day with this... (4, Insightful)

spun (1352) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186550)

I thought everyone on 4chan was an angsty teenager with a real reason to cry, being that no human woman will ever touch them.

whoa! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22185964)

good thing mine were never private to begin with

Re:whoa! (1)

sm62704 (957197) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186478)

Dude, that video of you throwing that chair has been on the internet for a long time now.

Why you would want to do that? (1, Insightful)

El Lobo (994537) | more than 6 years ago | (#22185970)

You only do that if:

1- You are just a punk who give a shit about privacy and fuck everybody else

2- YoU R jUsT ShOwInG ThE wOrLd ThAt YoU ArE JuSt TeH ShIt aNd PoWn MySpAce. YoU R sO KoOl

3- Just to piss off MySpace, because it sucks and you think, you , of course suck less (or rule the universe)

Anyway, there are no legitime reasons for just doing that.

Zip - Unzip (1)

AndGodSed (968378) | more than 6 years ago | (#22185972)

C'mon, you know you wanna...

Maybe it's just me... (5, Insightful)

Derek Loev (1050412) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186002)

I personally have better things to do than waste 17gb of space -- and a large amount of time -- looking through other people's pictures.

Re:Maybe it's just me... (3, Funny)

Blimey85 (609949) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186048)

A port scan of your machine shows you are currently downloading the torrent in question... better things to do you say? Obviously not. lol

Re:Maybe it's just me... (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186114)

I'd love to know the amazing magical portscanner you use that can magically identify which ports are open for torrent purposes, and even better, what is being transferred on them.

Go back to your high school tech class, you clueless moron script kiddie.

Re:Maybe it's just me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186300)

Without having ever bothered looking at the bittorrent protocol closely...

First you'd scan the target machine for open ports, and connect to each twice, once with the unencrypted bittorrent protocol and once trying to begin an encrypted session before again attempting to communicate using the bittorrent protocol.

Then, making a wild-assed guess that the protocol involves requesting torrent blocks by hash, you simply request a smattering of known block hashes for the torrent you're checking for, and would either get "unavailable" errors or served data. If I'm really lucky, there's even a different error for "don't have that block of the torrent yet, might later" and "don't know what the fuck that block you're talking about is from"

Even if the data's requested by some other method, it's still pretty damn likely that there's a way to accomplish the same thing, since legitimate clients do have to be able to request it and whatnot.

Re:Maybe it's just me... (4, Funny)

MacarooMac (1222684) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186368)

It's called a multiphasic scan [memory-alpha.org] or sweep and can be conducted accros multiple targets by modifying the navigational sensors to operate on a multiphasic bandwidth.

Re:Maybe it's just me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186638)

It was a joke. Laugh.

Let me guess (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186264)

You are uploading 17GB of yourself as we speak.

Re:Maybe it's just me... (2, Insightful)

gnick (1211984) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186450)

Agreed. I'm not sure who this cache of pictures appeals to. If you're looking for porn, go download some porn. If you're looking for a bunch of stranger's vacation pictures, snapshots of their pets in cute poses, and cell-phone-cam pics of them making funny faces, then you're just weird.

Slight Tweak: Myspace Privates Leak, Pictures! (5, Funny)

webword (82711) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186008)

Title says it all...

so much time, so much waste (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186026)

44,000 people, 17g of data, but all they could come up with were a million goatsx pictures and cowboyneal artwork!

Anyone know what the vulnerability was? (1)

dildog (128835) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186030)

Looking for technical details... anyone?

Re:Anyone know what the vulnerability was? (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186108)

yer, PEBKAC.

If you take private pictures, for fucks sake keep them to yourself.

Re:Anyone know what the vulnerability was? (1)

corychristison (951993) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186148)

No idea, but I suspect someone hacked into Tom's profile (as he was added to everyone's friend list by default - I think)

.. or they left the directory public-facing or something retarded.

I have no idea how or what it was... but these are what I suspect.

Re:Anyone know what the vulnerability was? (2, Informative)

Stavr0 (35032) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186214)

Looking for technical details... anyone?
Having not read TFA or anything about this, let me venture some educated guesses:

- The URI for the pics are based on a timestamp
- The URI for the pics are based on a sequential number
- ... a combination of the above
- The pics are not access-controlled in any other way than not being listed on a user's page

The hack was discovered when a user cut and pasted the URI of one of his private pictures, noticed one of the above and attempted to change a digit of the URI, then automated the process with a garden variety for() loop.

Crappy analogy: Even unlisted telephone numbers can be discovered by telemarketing wardialers.

Slashdot effect on Bit Torrent? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186050)

This will be interesting to see...

Will someone please filter out all the non-porn pictures. ;)

Re:Slashdot effect on Bit Torrent? (1)

CriminalNerd (882826) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186616)

Have you heard of the Japanese porn game "Artificial Girl 3"? A torrent came out a few months ago, and well, it's still kicking. Here's a screenshot [imageshack.us] .

Private? (5, Insightful)

Eberlin (570874) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186056)

I understand the general idea of privacy...but to expect any sort of privacy by putting your pictures online onto a server out of your control isn't exactly the smartest thing to do. I say if you've voluntarily uploaded it on one of the social networks, it can't be THAT private.

I know, I know, the myspace demographic doesn't know any better.

Re:Private? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186126)

Not to mention, 560,000 pictures to sort through is at least a half-way decent example of security through obscurity.

Are the pictures even correlated to usernames or ID's or anything like that?

Not to mention: Oh look a picture of a drunk girl taking a shot. And a drunk guy doing a beer bong. And some fat girl riding a jet ski. Another drunk girl taking a shot.

Sounds like non-stop voyeuristic fun.

Re:Private? (1)

Basehart (633304) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186258)

"I know, I know, the myspace demographic doesn't know any better."

They've got more important things to do, like buy $150 HD-DVD players from Wal-Mart.

Re:Private? (1)

sm62704 (957197) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186584)

I know, I know, the myspace demographic doesn't know any better.

The myspace demographic is supposed to be the generation that grew up with the internet! It's us geezers that aren't supposed to understand this intarwebs thang.

That said, you can find me there. But it's not a picture I wouldn't want seen; the one I wouldn't want seen's on my driver's license.

There is probably still a picture of the signboard at George Ranks where Meg played a practical joke on Danny (before Danny got himself fired and barred and before the place went out of business) and rearanged the letters to say something obscene.

I haven't seen Meg in a while, she's so hot she makes Amy look plain.

anything interesting? (1)

boxlight (928484) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186058)

Is there anything especially interesting in the batch?

Privacy (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186082)

I don't understand why anyone would put anything up on MySpace that they don't want others seeing. If it is that private, don't store it on MySpace. You'll have to excuse me, I'm on my way to go download the file!

Re:Privacy (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186530)

Then why call it "MySpace" shouldn't it be called "OurSpace" if it isn't meant for me to store my stuff?

Legality of downloading this? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186088)

Who owns the copyright to all those pictures? Myspace or the individual users? And can they come after anyone downloading this?

I want to grab it myself actually. I'm being serious when I say it's to check to see if anyone I know might need to be concerned some of their pictures are now in the wild. I just know some of them are stupid enough to put up stuff they should not have.

Re:Legality of downloading this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186308)

I think this is very illegal to download in the United States. Not even counting the child pr0n laws.

Re:Legality of downloading this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186356)

Who owns the copyright to all those pictures?

Either way, the bigger question is how many underaged teens posted nude pictures of themselves on myspace, making this collection really illegal to download?

I'm being serious when I say it's to check to see if anyone I know might need to be concerned some of their pictures are now in the wild

"I'm serious, officer, I thought it would be important to tell the 17 year olds out there that their breasts were in the wild!"

well.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186112)

Who cares?

Misplaced Trust (2, Insightful)

Dragonshed (206590) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186122)

Although I do think people should have a reasonable expectation of privacy when marking/tagging pictures as private though services like MySpace, I think it's a risk anytime you upload a picture or document or anything else to any computer that isn't physically your own property.

If anyone was actually exposed by this, it's their own fault.

Re:Misplaced Trust (2, Insightful)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186224)

Imagine that. You upload pictures to someone server and have little to no control who downloads them.
Top it off with the fact that MySpace really seem to be pretty poorly written to start with and it is no big shock.
What I don't get is how they didn't notice this one IP address sucking down this much data.
I guess they don't look at logs.

Re:Misplaced Trust (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186542)

What I don't get is how they didn't notice this one IP address sucking down this much data.
I guess they don't look at logs.


Logs what logs? Actually, it might not even registered a blimp for myspace. It would have been limited to that other person's connection speed. So o.k. the person batched it out and it's downloading at cable/DSl speeds. It'll still take awhile to download 17 GBs. From there POV, that person was just making what looked like valid requests for data, so they just gave it all to the person. Would it have even shown up that the single person was using that much download bandwidth for a major site?

Re:Misplaced Trust (2, Funny)

John Napkintosh (140126) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186394)

Well, people should have an expectation that if they upload a picture marked private to a service like MySpace, it will appear on MySpace tagged as private. Beyond that... :)

Re:Misplaced Trust (2, Insightful)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186512)

I know you are not the only one saying this, but really... At some point you are trusting third parties with your data. Just because you physically own the computer doesn't mean that your data is even close to being secure. We are specifically talking about pictures here. Even if you trust Microsoft, who has shown that they believe copyright is only to be used to their benefit, you also have to trust the phone manufacturers, as well as trust the employees of every driver producer you install drivers from.

While there are ways to reduce your exposure, there is no black and white answer to who you should trust and who you shouldn't. Only shades of gray.

Just look at the number of people that trust private information to Google or their ISP. It is no less reasonable for most people to trust MySpace than it is to trust Google with their data.

Well (0)

Nysem (1226462) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186132)

I don't use Myspace anymore, and the only picture of me that I have on my old, rotting profile is an ancient one of me holding my parakeet. Needless to say, my parakeet is now dead (I actually have no idea how) and I look very different from the picture.

The majority of Myspace's userbase, by now, consists of middle school/high school girls (And guys to a lesser extent), and the stalkers who attempt to prey on them.

Long story short, if you don't want the world the know what your name is, what you look like, and possibly what school you go to, don't put it on Myspace. As of this article, don't think setting your profile/pictures to private will do any good either!

Re:Well (1, Funny)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186440)

You should check your parakeet, he's probably just pining for the fjords.

Re:Well (2, Funny)

msuarezalvarez (667058) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186548)

So, when you used MySpace, were you (a) a middle school/high school girl, (b) a guy, or (c) a stalker?

Re:Well (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186676)

His head fell off?

Yeah...he was really old

never underestimate (5, Funny)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186144)

the power of bored horny teenaged males

Can someone run porn detection on this and reseed? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186154)

Porn-Detection Software [yangsky.com]

Looking through all the junk is going to take too long.

It bears repeating: (2, Insightful)

snarfies (115214) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186212)

If you want to keep something "private," DO NOT PUT IT ON THE INTERNET.

Re:It bears repeating: (1)

Albert Sandberg (315235) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186376)

Very true. And makes you think twice about online apps like word processing etc. I even feel a bit paranoid about stuff like gmail.

Re:It bears repeating: (1, Insightful)

RiyazShaikh (1133497) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186510)

Hmm... that's almost like saying "If you don't want people taking your money, do not put it in a bank".

Re:It bears repeating: (2, Informative)

snarfies (115214) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186576)

1) Money put in the bank is insured. FDIC and all that.
2) Money put in the bank is physically guarded. A robber would have to put life and limb on the line to get at it.
3) You can't identify me or anything about me from my money. Its just a pile of green paper.

NOTHING online is insured. And the hackers on steroids from Ebaumsworld are anonymous, so there's pretty much no risk to them haxing your shit.

All I want to know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186350)

Was said script written in Perl [slashdot.org] ?

Dueling compression algorithms (1, Insightful)

Yurka (468420) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186396)

ZIPped JPEGs? What's the point?

Re:Dueling compression algorithms (1)

grub (11606) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186486)


ZIPped JPEGs? What's the point?

You're right. It would have been smarter to just upload 567,000 individual torrents to TPB. The originator may not have actually compressed the file, perhaps he did it just to have an archive? Much like using tar without the -z option.

Re:Dueling compression algorithms (1)

myz24 (256948) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186578)

Which might actually be smaller than 567,000 small files.

I'll wait (1, Redundant)

Apreche (239272) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186408)

No reason to download 17 gigs. Just wait for someone to filter out the non-pr0n and make a "greatest hits" torrent.

huh (3, Funny)

mooreti1 (1123363) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186412)

Wow, 17 gbs of pubescent girls doing the "Blue Steel" face. What a mind numbingly waste of bandwidth and time.

Re:huh (1)

s!lat (975103) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186514)

You know something like this is going to be eBaums/*chan fodder for years...

so, any hot p0rn? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22186424)

anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

A 17Gb zip??? (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186504)

I didn't even think you could make a 17Gb zip file. Granted, I've never tried.

That's one fscking big file!

Cheers

Re:A 17Gb zip??? (1)

wisconjon (1064136) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186634)

Did they get Bill Clinton's private photos? Wouldn't that be a collection!

Re:A 17Gb zip??? (1)

pleappleappleap (1182301) | more than 6 years ago | (#22186686)

It's actually 17 separate 1GB zipfiles.
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