I was wondering if I can upload a ZIP file to my server and then make it public by sharing the link with others

For example I was thinking about an URL like this:


The question I have if this method of sharing files is secure.

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It's obviously possible to do this, and it's no more (or less) risky than putting up any other content on your server and make it public.

  • Hopefully needless to say, but if you have directory listing enabled on your web-server then the file will show up on Google and friends.
    – Hennes
    Jul 12, 2014 at 12:09

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