What is happening with Busy.org?

in #busy4 years ago

I usually start my morning routine with checking the Steem blockchain, and I have been using Busy.org for that purpose for a long time now. However, that didn't happen today, and I was instead greeted with this web page:


One of my concerns with this is that this does not even look like the server is down; it looks more like the entire project has been deleted from their servers since we are met with a standard web server greeting. It would be a shame if we lost Busy from the DApps on Steem, since it is a great project that allows us to browse the blockchains with ads or the outdated design we have on on Steemit.

I guess this is a good opportunity for me to switch over to using PALNet. I really like the idea of this project, but I'm not loving the UI at all. It's arguable even worse than Steemit's design at the moment since Steemit even got border to make the comment section be more easily read. I still think this will be my preferred way to interact with the blockchain in the coming future due to the project itself and the amazing team behind it. They have really done a lot for the Steem community, and I believe that PALNet will just keep growing bigger and better.


Actually that is quite dangerous, since anyone guessing the correct herokuapp.com-subdomain could take over the site displayed on busy.org and perform a phishing attack. https://staging.busy.org/ still seems to work, but I prefer @steempeak over Busy now, they are also adding new features and improvements all the time. And if you are looking for a nice UI only for travel posts, we just launched https://travelfeed.io/ :)

Ouch, that sounds pretty dangerous. It's a good thing that they are using Steemconnect at least, so it will be a bit more difficult to fake a phising site if users make sure to see that the Steemconnect URL is real or fake.

Great job with Travelfeed by the way! I was just checking it out earlier today, and I will definitely test it out more when I leave for my next trip somewhere.

Even though busy.org is using Steemconnect, users stay logged in for 7 days using cookies. A phishing-version replacing busy.org would have access to these cookies and could therefore post and vote on the user's behalf..

We have been working hard on TravelFeed and there are so many more features that will be introduced in the following months, happy to hear that you like it!

Damn, that's actually pretty concerning. I hope the Busy.org development team gets around to fixing this soon. I guess I can revoke their access to my account until then.

Damn, that's actually pretty concerning. I hope the Busy.org development team gets around to fixing this soon. I guess I can revoke their access to my account until then.

I'm sad to see this with busy too. I use them and get a nice upvote when I do. But I like esteem even better and use it daily. Great interface and manual curation of one daily post if you use it.

Yeah, the upvote from Busy is pretty generous for a lot of us ;)

I haven't used esteem in a long time. I kind of forgot they are even around to be honest. And a manual curation sounds much better than what most other interfaces do.

Yes, it is a good model. They offer two spots of guest curators each month and I hear it is not any easy job.

Great change

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What's a great change? That Busy is down? :P

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