others gaining access to images?

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  • #443004

    marcys
    Member

    If I don’t log out for a day, say, can other people access my blog? I had a weird thing happen twice–it seems as if someone got into my images. Is this possible?

    The blog I need help with is marcys.wordpress.com.

    #443216

    andrew
    Member

    Marcy: your blog is public (and hence well-named). Anyone can see it, including the images. It doesn’t matter if you’re logged on at the time.
    That’s how the web works. It’s not specific to WordPress, or to your blog.

    #443217

    timethief
    Member

    /waving to Andrew :)

    @marcys
    Are you the only one using your computer? Or is the computer your use shared with others?

    #443323

    marcys
    Member

    Only one on my computer. But this is the first time this ever happened in 4 years of blogging. My stats show people clicking to get to a picture that’s used in one of my posts; not the post, just the picture. It has me baffled.

    #443324

    timethief
    Member

    What exactly do you mean by “got into”? We can see the images in your posts and they can be found by doing a Google image search.

    #443360

    marcys
    Member

    What I mean is, under ‘stats’ where they show the names of what’s been most viewed, I’ve always gotten the titles of my posts. Now, twice, instead of post titles I got the name of images. When I clicked on them, I was taken to a page with all the images from that post, but not the post itself. Isn’t that strange?

    #443362

    raincoaster
    Member

    Sounds like someone has hotlinked your picture, posted it to Tumblr, recommended it to Digg or something like that. Just the picture or gallery, not the post. Since we don’t pay for bandwidth here it’s not going to cost you anything or hurt you. If it bothers you, you can just delete those images from the media library (which will also delete them from your post) and then change the filenames (v important) and re-upload them.

    #443363

    timethief
    Member

    Exactly!

    #443372

    marcys
    Member

    As long as people arent trolling around in places they can change things on my blog, I don’t mind. So it’s okay, they can’t change anything, right?

    #443373

    timethief
    Member

    No they can’t “hurt” anything because they cannot access your Admin area of your blog.

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