View Full Version : Who killed Photobucket???
06-18-2008, 07:50 AM
Not the same on here when that site is down.
Maybe we put all our eggs in one basket.
Flickr is working out well for me this year, and that good-times.webshots.com site that bogmonkey and a few others use is quite impressive.
Hope good ol' photobucket can pull it together.....
06-18-2008, 12:30 PM
I am a Huge fan of www.webshots.com...been a member there for over five years. It's cool cause you get added photo/video capacity each month you stay with them. I have been there so long, I have almost 7000 photo spots I can use (I have almost 2000 used - yikes!)..and it's totally FREE
I also love their upload interface, as you can simply highlight a huge bunch of photos and just hit 'download'...easy as pie. They have some cool basic editing tools (rotation and cropping) which are super simple to use as well.
I have flickr, photobucket and picasa accounts but never use them.
As of a year ago, I stopped storing ANY pictures on my home PC, I archive everything online for safety.
06-18-2008, 02:01 PM
Photobucket finally came back a few minutes ago. I am definitely going to look into webshots for a back up now though. Look for my pic on Sterling's review thread.
06-19-2008, 08:35 AM
Photobucket tipped over by Turkish hacker
By John Leyden
18 Jun 2008 15:37
DNS hijack hijinks
Photobucket, the popular photo sharing website, became the target of a DNS hack on Tuesday.
As a result of the attack some (but not all) surfers hoping to check out pictures were involuntarily redirected to a greeting from hacker NetDeliz and a message in Turkish.
A post to Photobucket's user forum blamed the problem on \"an error in our DNS hosting services\". It stressed that users' personal information was not affected by the redirection.
On Tuesday afternoon, some users that typed in the Photobucket.com URL were temporarily redirected to an incorrect page due to an error in our DNS hosting services. The error was fixed within an hour of its discovery, but due to the nature of the problem, some users will not have access to Photobucket for a few hours as the fix rolls out. It is important to note that only a portion of Photobucket users encountered the problem and that no Photobucket content, password information or other personal information was affected by the redirect.
Security experts, such as Chris Boyd of FaceTime (here), and security bloggers (here) expressed doubts about this explanation and urged the photo sharing site to issue a clearer statement about the attack.
Media relations personnel from Photbucket weren't immediately available for comment at the time of writing, but we've put in a request for a fuller explanation of the snafu and will update this article as and when it becomes available.
06-19-2008, 11:34 AM
The site had been inaccessible to for about 12 hours, at least. The press release is bull****.
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