Tag Archives: MySpace

The Roots of Social Networking – Where It Began

The Roots of Social Networking – Where It Began

Social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace have dominated the Internet as the most visited websites in the last seven or eight years, beating out information centric sites such as Wikipedia and the search engines Google and Yahoo.  As it turns out, people have attempted to connect with each other through computers since the very […]

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Drive-by Rogueware Found on MySpace

Drive-by Rogueware Found on MySpace

What’s a Drive-by? It is when a download of spyware, viruses or malware are installed on a person’s computer without a person’s knowledge. In less than a week, a couple of my friends said that their kid’s computers have been infected with a virus after they clicked on links within MySpace pages. I discovered that […]

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Woman sues over alleged MySpace threat

MySpace makes it in the news once again, but not because of wrong doing, but what a collection agency did. A woman who claims a collection agency seeking the repossession of her father’s Mercedes posted a threatening message on her MySpace page sued the agency and JP Morgan Chase today. In late March, a message […]

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Sex Assaults Surface on Facebook

It was MySpace turning over 90,000 sex offender’s names yesterday and now Facebook has its own sex crime to deal with. The social network Facebook caters to an adult fan base, where as MySpace is a stomping ground for mostly teens. MILWAUKEE – An 18-year-old male student is accused of posing as a girl on […]

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MySpace Turns Over Registered Sex Offenders

MySpace provided two state attorneys general the names of 90,000 registered sex offenders it had banned from its site in response to a subpoena. The figure is 40,000 more than the amount previously acknowledged by MySpace, according to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who along with Attorney General Roy Cooper of North Carolina are […]

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MySpace Teens at Risk

In one of our recent blogs called “MySpace Affecting our Teens” we mention how teenagers use the popular social network MySpace more for a popularity contest than anything else, which poses a risk. These risks could range from sexual behavior to violence. We all remember the Lori Drew cyberbully case that made headline news in […]

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How to Access MySpace from School

I have answer this question a lot of times in Yahoo Ask&Answer under the Computers & Internet category. Keep in mind that we don’t promote violating access rights set by network administrators. You can gain access to MySpace by using an anonymous proxy website to link outside of the network that is blocking MySpace. Most […]

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Koobface Worm On The Loose

Its back! The ‘Koobface’ worm – which has been circulating through the popular social networking service, Facebook – is still on the loose, despite Facebook’s efforts of cleaning up the mess. Craig Schmugar, a threat researcher at McAfee Inc, was one of the first security researchers to notice Koobface’s spread on Wednesday, and notify Facebook. […]

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