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Thursday, July 20, 2006

MySpace Infects Millions with Spyware (Again!)

Apparently, Myspace has been inadvertently serving hacked ads on their site infecting millions of unpatched Windows boxes with spyware. There's two lessons to be learned from this story:

  • Patch your computers
  • Don't go on Myspace
Ok, I have to admit that the second point comes from my profound dislike of MySpace, but common guys, at least keep your systems patched and have some decent, up to date anti-virus / anti-spyware protection!

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8 Comments:

  • I'm with ya.. i find MySpace annoying as hell!!

    just found your blog - good to see other 10 year Sys Admin veterans out there..

    I've linked ya at my blog - i'll visit daily!

    Cheers!

    By Blogger AlRo, at 10:11 AM  

  • I love it!! This isn't surprising, though, The Myspace is infamous for crashing computers and cell phones.

    I love your blog, it's really interesting.

    And yeah, geeks ARE sexy!

    By Blogger JustTrina, at 11:28 AM  

  • From a teen point of view, myspace is a must have. all you're mates are all like "join myspace" and leaving each other comments is all the rage.

    if they infect themselves then that is their issue. I take the extra steps of using FIREFOX (gotta love it) and keeping myself patched. With all the crap you can do to your profile, it's no wonder active x controls, etc are taking advantage of internet explorer users.

    By Blogger Matty Mayhem, at 11:56 AM  

  • Hi,

    Congrats on being a Blog of Note. You have a very informative space. Thanks for the warning but too late for me. I got zapped by tons of adware before I downloaded Spybot and Defender. Spybot innoculates your computer and bars entry to these rogue sites - and there is a big red tool bar informing you of the spyware that is running on the site.

    Cheers

    Coral

    By Blogger CoralPoetry, at 5:01 PM  

  • Ew, I'm 19 and avoided myspace since it became popular..it's just so stupid to me. I can't stand it and everyone like it..it makes me angry. I just don't get it...

    By Blogger Kevin, at 7:27 PM  

  • i know myspace is evil.. its for all those kids who don't know how to play with all the realll nerdy things. They're just wanna be geeks I tell ya. It's cuz we're so sexah. They are envious of our uber 733tne$$.

    The sad thing is though, having most friends that aren't up to my geek level, they answer their myspace messages but they can't answer their own bloody emails. It's a sad reality we live in sometimes I spose.

    By Blogger Na, at 7:51 PM  

  • er... i think the third lesson might be

    3) Don't use Windows.

    By Anonymous dr. mac, at 9:46 PM  

  • #4: Get Firefox :)

    By Blogger Kiltak, at 9:47 PM  

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