Myspace: Users urged to delete old accounts so strangers don't resurrect them

These days Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are pretty much the default social media, and we expect that given how big these platforms are, it will be a while before we see them dethroned. However back in the day, MySpace was the king, or at least it was one of the more dominant platforms available at that time.This means that there is a good chance that you might have actually used it, and if you did own a MySpace account that you havenít deleted yet, it seems that it is apparently pretty easy to steal. According to security expert Leigh-Anne Galloway (via Engadget), it seems that one could easily commandeer a MySpace account as long as they know your real name, user name, and birthday.Galloway claims to have reached out to MySpace about this security issue back in April but has not received a response, but it seems that they did something about it anyway. According to a statement MySpace has since issued to Engadget, “In response to some recent concerns raised regarding Myspace user account reactivat

Myspace: Users urged to delete old accounts so strangers don't resurrect them

The account recovery process has been branded 'so flawed it deserves its own place in history'

Tue 18 Jul 17 from The Independent

Old MySpace Accounts Are Apparently Easy To Steal

These days Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are pretty much the default social media, and we expect that given how big these platforms are, it will be a while before we see them dethroned. ...

Tue 18 Jul 17 from Ubergizmo

Myspace account recovery flaw makes it incredibly easy to hijack accounts

Social networking pioneer Myspace is in the news today following the discovery of an embarrassing security vulnerability that makes it incredibly easy to take control of someone’s account. ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Techspot

Anyone can steal your old Myspace account by guessing your birthday

You probably haven't touched your Myspace account in ages, but you might want to pay it a visit just in case -- as it turns out, it's trivially easy for someone to take control. ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Engadget

Old MySpace profiles are easy to hack into warns expert

Leigh-Anne Galloway, a Boston-based security expert, found that the password re-call for old accounts only requires the user's name, username and date of birth - details easily found online. ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Daily Mail

Still got a Myspace account? This security flaw means you should delete it now

It's time to cut your ties with Tom.

Tue 18 Jul 17 from Techradar

Myspace Security Flaw Let Anyone Take Over Any Account Just By Knowing Their Birthday

If you know someone's birthday, you can crack their Myspace account.

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Wired Security

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