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Can an image url change to another image?

#1RichardAdelmanPosted 1/9/2014 8:19:15 PM
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?
#2LordSeiferPosted 1/9/2014 8:20:27 PM
yes

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

no hotlinking images.
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#3DawnshadowPosted 1/9/2014 8:20:45 PM
Yes. If they changed the image on their end, it will also change on your end.
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#4RichardAdelman(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2014 8:25:02 PM
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.
#5arleasPosted 1/9/2014 8:25:32 PM
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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#6RichardAdelman(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2014 8:27:00 PM
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.
#7HydroCannabinolPosted 1/9/2014 8:27:32 PM
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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#8TimePharaohPosted 1/9/2014 8:32:44 PM
Your tinypic url got reused, deal.
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#9RichardAdelman(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2014 8:35:14 PM
^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.
#10PhilOnDezPosted 1/9/2014 8:44:06 PM
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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