In the process of securing my blog, I just so happened to be looking through the logs and found a few leechers for images on my site. Unfortunately for them the power of Apache and htaccess files makes it possible for me to “serve” up a different image than requested.
This, is what I did. Was it funny? Oh you bet it was. Do I get satisfaction from their hardship? You bet I do.
Yeah, they may have hated it, but I hate it more when someone leeches MY bandwidth and MY resources for their own benefit. Or was it the fact they were just too ignorant to do it correctly; too lazy to do it correctly. The reason matters not.. I really don’t care. They… got….pwn3d!
One site, at this point, has already pulled the image I put in its place. The other sites, lets just say, one is a tiled background, the others are smack dab in the middle of popular articles. Ooops!