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uploadfiles-io sucks for project management. Private-unencrypted data leaked onto public internet. Google search index, even!

New postby 3ICE on Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:02 am

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Lol, our PRIVATE unencrypted files are leaking onto the public internet…

(Yes, 13.53 was an unprotected map version.)

I caught this alert yesterday at 1 am and couldn’t take it down myself, so I need your help.


Google has indexed our file, meaning anyone searching for “lords of Europe filetype:w3x” can see it on page 1.


Recommendation: Stop using uploadfiles.io immediately, and remove what’s already there, if possible. Or mark it as private at least. Hopefully you didn’t use guest upload feature and can delete / hide it.


Private „work in progress” maps’ file sharing should use a reliable cloud service, like my OneDrive. Here’s a ref link, make sure you all sign up if you haven’t already:

Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.


The file expires soon anyway. — But take it down anyway, asap.


Don’t ever use file sharers where your files can go „poof” randomly. What if the recipient is too slow opening the link or needs to download it again? Error 404 not found a month later? Not good service. Even for a free one. First 15 GB are free in OneDrive, by the way.)


p.s.: I’m woefully behind schedule with sending the latest map update. I’m even outside my typical „3 business days maximum” practice, even. I’m terribly sorry. Other urgent jobs came up every single day since my last message, and I had to prioritize them over my hobby. (For the record they were all paid gigs, and at twice/quadruple my usual rate to boost.)


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Uploadfiles-io - lords_of_europe_2.1.7-3ice.hu-13.53.w3x

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Re: uploadfiles-io sucks for project management. Private-unencrypted data leaked onto public internet. Google search index, even!

New postby 3ICE on Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:20 am

I reported it as spam/doxxing/private info immediately by the way.

And it's already removed from Google's index. Took them two days max.

Not sure about other search engines. I don't monitor my stuff on them. Only Google has alerts. There's a "start receiving personalized alerts on Bing" article but; meh.


p.s.: Working tonight as well. But hopefully by next week I'm back to normal amounts of free time. My weekend is busy, also. On both days. Sorry for this. Hope we don't lose motivation! Just a couple bugs to iron out. And that new one you found; Funny how guard tower upgrades to an entire city, haha. Can it really be abused? (By stealing fake income from the newly spawned city?)
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