Documented Yfrog MMS Feature Made Framing Rep. Weiner Easy

The best evidence yet that Rep. Weiner is being framed
Politics • Views: 42,217

Here’s a fascinating new bit of information in the “Weinergate” (ugh) scandal. Apparently it’s possible for anyone to post a picture to anyone else’s account at the yfrog.com picture hosting site — without a password. The trick is to email a picture from a Blackberry to the user’s yfrog.com email address, with the word “@subject” in the text. This results in the picture being posted at yfrog — and a tweet being posted at Twitter with a link to the picture.

The full details are at Cannonfire, and it certainly appears convincing. I don’t have a Blackberry, but LGF reader “ElCapitanAmerica” tried the technique described in this post, and reports that it really does work.

This is compelling evidence that Rep. Weiner is being framed. There would have been no need to hack into his accounts because of this security hole.

UPDATE at 6/1/11 11:45:21 am

It turns out that you don’t have to email from a Blackberry — you just need to use MMS to send the picture, from any device that supports the protocol. I’ve now confirmed that this technique also works on an iPhone.

UPDATE at 6/1/11 2:00:40 pm

It also turns out that this is not really a security hole in yfrog; it’s a documented feature that’s been public knowledge for at least 2 years.

Jump to top

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST

LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!

Recent Pages
Thanos
Kids, Forget Console Gaming—play the FBI’s Browser-Based Game Instead
Sad but Trump: Right wing populist speak and ISIS speak are sometimes indistinguishable at a basic level. That "distorted logic text," however, appears to be taken right out of the playbook of any US politician inciting violence or war. There ...

1 hour, 14 minutes ago
Views: 51 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Thanos
Fallout 4: Is the Transistor a Symbol of Peace?
It's a retro-future future... Today's episode has been sponsored by Squarespace. For more information, visit squarespace.com Tweet us! bit.lyIdea Channel Facebook! bit.lyTalk about this episode on reddit! bit.lyIdea Channel IRC! bit.lyEmail us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Fallout’s unique brand ...

1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 193 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
HappyWarrior
A Photo Depository For Lizards Interested in Family History
So some of us were talking and decided it would be a neat idea to have a thread filled with old photos of family history. I'll post a photo as well an accompanying article about my great grandfather's blacksmtih shop. ...

1 day, 20 hours ago
Views: 258 • Comments: 34 • Rating: 7
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Laws Written by Men to Protect Women Deserve Scrutiny, Supreme Court Told
History holds a lesson for the Supreme Court, the brief warns: Be skeptical of laws protecting women that are written by men. The nation’s past is littered with such statutes, say the historians who filed the friend-of-the-court brief, and ...

1 day, 22 hours ago
Views: 249 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 1
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 1
Great White Snark
Canadians Learn Arabic to Give Syrian Refugees a Warm Welcome
A timely reminder some real angels walk among us. Simple human angels of mercy for the distressed. Canadian David Foster developed a passion for Arabic ten years ago, while he was working for an international company in Sudan. Now, he ...

2 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 383 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 21 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
mishuga
Ted Nugent: Jew(ish Politician)s = Nazis
Ted Nugent singled out 12 Jewish-American politicians, complete with a graphic depicting each of the politicians alongside an Israeli flag, for supporting gun control and other crimes. The post, which has been shared more than 4,000 times and liked more ...

3 days, 15 hours ago
Views: 434 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Why We Need to Think Beyond Roe v. Wade - Pacific Standard
For the immigrant mothers—Dolores Madrigal, the lead plaintiff, and the nine others named in the suit, and countless others whose names we will not know—the story was more complex, the culpable more numerous. First, there were the doctors and ...

3 days, 21 hours ago
Views: 383 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
I Stand With Planned Parenthood
Are Pets Really Good for Us? - Pacific Standard
We just adopted a dog, meaning I'm now a pet owner, meaning I'm now responsible for another living creature. It's weird. Her name is Bella. She's a pit bull mixed with something that is not a pit bull, and ...

3 days, 21 hours ago
Views: 386 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 1
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 1
Thanos
DNA Study of First Ancient African Genome Flawed, Researchers Report
True science is often about finding errors, mistakes, and bad data and correcting it. As it turns out, the data produced by the program used to map Mota’s DNA came in a format that had to be tweaked before the ...

5 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 743 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 39 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Thanos
The NFL Wants You to Think These Things Are Illegal
The voiceover in the clip says: "This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience. Any other use of this telecast or any pictures, descriptions, or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent ...

5 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 934 • Comments: 4 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 94 • Share to Facebook

Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0