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Can an image url change to another image?

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User Info: RichardAdelman

RichardAdelman
3 years ago#1
I know the title doesn't really make any sense but bear with me.

I was using an image hosting url for a forum avatar. I logged into the account and there was a different image there but it was also coming from the same image hosting site.

Now I have no real way of knowing whether it's the same exact url but I don't believe the account was hacked.

So is it plausible that the same url is now linking to a different image?

User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#2
yes

often times youll end up displaying an image that says something like

no hotlinking images.
^ this

User Info: Dawnshadow

Dawnshadow
3 years ago#3
Yes. If they changed the image on their end, it will also change on your end.
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User Info: RichardAdelman

RichardAdelman
3 years ago#4
LordSeifer posted...
yes

often times youll end up displaying an image that says something like

no hotlinking images.


Yeah, it's not a "can't display image". It's a completely different image.

I just realized that it also changed a gif I posted and had uploaded to the same site.

User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#5
If the admin of the site wants to have some fun with you, he can change the file you're hotlinking to be anything he wants.
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User Info: RichardAdelman

RichardAdelman
3 years ago#6
Well, it's a fairly large host that doesn't require an account and the pics are just really random stuff so I don't think it's malicious.

User Info: HydroCannabinol

HydroCannabinol
3 years ago#7
arleas posted...
If the admin of the site wants to have some fun with you, he can change the file you're hotlinking to be anything he wants.


So much fun. xD
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TimePharaoh
3 years ago#8
Your tinypic url got reused, deal.
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User Info: RichardAdelman

RichardAdelman
3 years ago#9
^It won't let me post that word for some reason lol.

It's weird though because I just uploaded that gif yesterday. I've had stuff stay up for a year.

User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
3 years ago#10
HydroCannabinol posted...
arleas posted...
If the admin of the site wants to have some fun with you, he can change the file you're hotlinking to be anything he wants.


So much fun. xD


Cracked.com regularly replaces images that other sites hotlink to d*** pics. At least they did at one point, they might have a blocker of some kind by now as many times as they've revamped their site.
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