Dropbox is having a huge hiccup

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Post » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:54 am

It had to happen sooner or later, some idiot is using the app to host a virus, now we all pay the price.
The forum says they are resolving, but will probably disallow the uploading of exe's.
[url:19uigft5]http://forums.getdropbox.com/topic.php?id=10019&replies=25[/url:19uigft5]
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Post » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:48 pm

Found some upload script and made http://napalmgoatsetoradio.info/?upload . Hope it works somehow.
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Post » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:22 pm

Good i'm using box.net ;P
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Post » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:41 pm

sucks
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Post » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:31 pm

That's really crappy :(

I hope it's resolved soon. And I really doubt they'll resort to banning .exe's. If they just stop panicking for a moment they'll realize that any file can be a vessel for malware, and banning .exe's would just alienate their honest members.

Anyway, the same thing happened to willhostforfood, and they came out okay. And they're not nearly as big and useful as dropbox. I'm sure once the dust settles everything will be back to normal.
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Post » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:36 pm

In the worst case, we can just .zip everything.
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Post » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:55 pm

Looks like they're not going to limit .exe's after all:

http://forums.getdropbox.com/topic.php? ... post-62056

Not that I was terribly worried about that. It would just be a knee-jerk reaction and ultimately wouldn't have been very effective in stemming malware.

Bonus:
Read a bit further back in the thread where I piss off some dude :P
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Post » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:25 pm

Well that's good news. I would think they should probably come up with some sort of virus scan to circumvent this kind of situation.
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Post » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:40 am

would it detect a zipped exe?
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Post » Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:49 am

Doesn't matter cause its not happening :P
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