Monday, August 29, 2005

Reliance Mobloging Security

There was a security issue with how I described you could post pictures and text from Reliance mobile-phones in my earlier post.

Well the problem is that it is easy to find out the mobile-phone number, and the blog2 Flickr address that you had used to upload the picture and text to your blog. That's because Reliance inserts a link to a page on their website that contains the phone-number of the sender, and the email address of the recipient. And, Flickr stores the body of the email message as the description of the picture attached to the email message.

The simplest solution is to simply change the default privacy level of your photos in Flickr to private, and disable the posting of the body of email to your blog post. That's it! Have fun!

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