Hacking, privacy , file sharing

About 5 minutes ago, Boing Boing tweeted about this article which discusses an application called CloudApp, and a subsequently created site revolved around exploiting the app. CloudApp is apparently a lightweight file sharing application developed for the Mac that uploads files and generates shortened URLs for files that users can share with whomever. Crazy gibson-hacking cyber-cowboys (a select number internet users) realized that by shifting around hashed letters in a shortened URL, they could view the content of other members files. This resulted in the creation of CloudApp Roulette, a Chat Roulette style website that randomly shows private photos stored by CloudApp members.

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