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Website Should Implement Image Proxies

A Bug

Brief Information

Users can include images in their posts which log IP data and this information can be used for bad intent, one of which include:

  1. Using NMAP to scan for open ports which might be vulnerable
  2. Selling the data to illegal parties
  3. DDoSing the IP address thus kicking the router offline
  4. ..etc etc

Here I have included some screenshots of the problem:


A fix would be to implement image proxy just like Google or Facebook does.
Use the special URL to show the user the picture such as:

So what would this do is the server gets the data from the picture and prints it out on the page which is instead of some malicious URL.


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    Marked as resolved, since as said, it's better suited as an Idea/suggestion.

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    As I understand it, GameBanana would then need to pay for the image bandwidth too.
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    Seems better suited submitted as an idea.
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