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Remember Myspace? It’s Still Alive and Really Easy to Hack
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 11:16:59 AM »
Remember Myspace? It’s Still Alive and Really Easy to Hack
18 July 2017, 11:08 am

Gone are the days when Myspace was a successful service, but the millions of accounts that are still active on the site are exposed to hackers due to a bug that the parent company was super-slow to fix.

Security researcher Leigh-Anne Galloway has discovered a vulnerability in Myspace that allows anyone to hijack an account without actually knowing the password, with the account holder’s name, username, original email address, and birthday the only details that the service required.

All this information can be easily found online, with the name and the username even displayed on the Myspace page of each account, while the birthday and the mail could be found online with a little research.

Myspace ignored the bug report

The worst thing is that the researcher actually alerted Myspace of the vulnerability in April this year, but the service ignored the report, leaving the bug unpatched and accounts exposed to hackers.

Earlier this week, however, aft... (read more)

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