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MySpace Attacks

Friday, November 17th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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MySpace Attacks

Now, I already know that many of you think of MySpace as only a joke, but on the other hand, I think several of you use it to keep in touch with your friends and families. Whichever group you fall into, this tip is good to know. Recently, MySpace has been getting hit with a lot of virus and malware material. Basically, they have been hacked into. The viruses have been in circulation for quite awhile now and they can do anything from changing settings to deleting files to harming computers.

Basically, the computer experts think that the hackers have hidden dangerous software within the site and users can be attacked without even knowing it, just by viewing other peoples’ pages. With MySpace, you can add different images and texts to your profile without even knowing that they could contain a piece of malware that could damage your computer. If you see any odd activity going on within your profile, the best thing to do is change your password. If you keep changing that, it will be harder for the hackers to find you. Also, it is said that the MySpace developers are working hard to combat anything from spreading further, so that is a relief as well.

This all may sound scary, but I’m by no means telling you to stop using MySpace. These types of things happen in all sorts of programs and on all kinds of Web sites. It’s just a thing of the present day times and there’s not really anything you can do about it. Of course, only add people to your friends list if you know them and delete anything that may look out of the ordinary. Being cautious is the best thing you can do and that rings true for any online site. Have fun, but stay safe!

~ Erin

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