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Disable auto embed images from imgur.com

Post by smed79 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:13 pm

Hi,
i have noticed that if you post a link to an imgur.com image without the bbcode img or url this url will automatically converted
to an embed iframe and load third party content (tracking scripts) that we do not need on our forum.

So, if you post a image link to http://i.imgur.com/hnB0tL3.gif
this will converted to an iframe https://s9e.github.io/iframe/imgur.min.html#hnB0tL3

...and have the effect to load :

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https://sb.scorecardresearch.com/beacon.js
https://secure.quantserve.com/quant.js
https://i.imgur.com/hnB0tL3.gif
https://imgur.com/hnB0tL3/embed?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2Fimgur.min.html%23hnB0tL3&w=540
https://s.imgur.com/images/embed/android.png
https://s.imgur.com/images/embed/apple.png
https://s.imgur.com/images/embed/logo.png
https://s.imgur.com/min/embed-controller.js
https://s.imgur.com/min/embed.js
If this feature is intentionally added... It is not welcome :|

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Post by Lanik » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:45 pm

Somewhat surprised about all the tracking the "official" plugin does: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2386631

I would have thought PHPBB knew better but apparently not. It's removed thanks for the heads up.
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Post by smed79 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:47 pm

Thank you :)
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