LEAKED: Breaking Bad Season 5, Episodes 6 & 7 Pictures
*UPDATE* (20th Aug, 2012): AMCTV.com have fixed the issue by appending random characters to the end of each filename, making them harder to discover.
Breaking Bad has to be my favourite drama of all time, I can’t think of any other show that has topped it… but does anybody remember the ending of season 4 being leaked last year? I think I may have found how that happened.
While browsing images of season 5 on AMCTV.com, I noticed that they use very predictable URL’s. For example, <http://media.amctv.com/photo-gallery/BB-S5-Episode-Photos/episode-5-walt.jpg>. So I did a little experimenting, and I’ve found six pictures from future episodes of Breaking Bad. Not just from next week, but the episode after that too!
Here are the six images I found.
None of them are overly spoiler-ish if you have seen the trailer for season 5 episode 6, but the potential to land on one that does contain a spoiler could be easy. The images may be considered very spoiler-ish. Perhaps this is how season 4′s ending was leaked?
Pictures from episode 6 – “Buyout”: (Original links prior to update)
The issue is a simple one, and nothing new. The directory itself (“BB-S5-Episode-Photos”) is off-bounds to the public, as it should be – the public cannot view a list of files within the directory when directly accessing the folder. However, the images within the directory are accessible to the public. Of course the images have to be accessible to the public. The problem is that images from future episodes have been uploaded prior to their respective broadcasts. A simple fix would be to alter the permissions of the images, or simply not to upload them until the episode has aired.
I have emailed AMC, and I’ll let you know if they reply and/or fix the problem.
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