Chrome extension to fix Photobucket embeds!

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  1. parrotgeek1
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  3. Costello

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    so actually we should probably re-host the images on our server instead of having direct links to photobucket, right?
     
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    If you were to do some magic (automated or otherwise) that picked up the Photobucket images and rehosted them as gbatemp attachments, that'd be a huge help to a lot of people (Removing the need to rely on an extension which i'm pretty sure probably violates some kind of Photobucket terms, due to them not liking hotlinks in the first palce.)
     
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  5. Brawl345

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    I would strongly suggest NOT to install this add-on because it behaves very malicious! I actually analysed it and a major german news site posted about it: https://www.heise.de/newsticker/mel...t-Hotlink-Fix-spaehte-Nutzer-aus-3962102.html (run it through Google translate).
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    It sent every page you visited over a plaintext http connection to the add-on developer and modified (and still does!) every Amazon link to include the authors referrer tag.
     
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  6. parrotgeek1
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    WTF? thanks for the warning.

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    New extension, old one had malware!
    (I personally looked at the javascript in this one; it is legit)


    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-fix/bjfafkjloblldjjbdikjddnnociingaj