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Block Hotlinking   What is hotlinking? Hotlinking (= bandwidth and intellectual property theft) refers to direct linking to a website’s files (images, video, etc.). An example would be using an <img> HTML tag to display an image you found on someone else’s webpage so it will appear on your own website, blog, forum message, etc. The most common solution is to add Rewrite lines to .htaccess file in images directory to check Referer. Only display images if referrer is from certain domains. Old school, ineffective, and easy to cheat. For one, it is common for browsers to not pass referrer (for example, under certain browserRead More →