[Coco] [Color Computer] Re: Any CoCo Nutz on MySpace?
jimcox at miba51.com
Wed Dec 12 14:44:19 EST 2007
Just so everyone understands, I sent the email as an invitation to join only
if one wishes to join. It was not my intent to start a debate on internet
security. Having said that, I will say that MySpace does have "issues" but
if you use some common sense, it's mostly harmless.
Also, my invitation was in no way intended to draw any traffic away from
If you are on MySpace, you are welcome to join the CoCo group I started.
"Ah, Mos-MySpace. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and
villainy. We must be cautious! - Obi-Jim CoCo-noby" :D
On Dec 11, 2007 5:24 AM, James Diffendaffer <jdiffendaffer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I can't make this any more clear.
> It wasn't Phishing. It was a security flaw.
> This wasn't the first time it has happened either. I had already told
> her to stop using their IM client after the last time.
> She was chatting with a friend at the time the machine got infected.
> She signed off to go to breakfast and when she got back there were
> popups everywhere. When I checked the time the viruses had been
> written to her machine it was right before her husband had called me
> to invite me along to breakfast and that was just before he told her
> to hurry up and log off.
> The previous time she got infected it was just by leaving the MySpace
> IM client running all the time and the infection took place when she
> wasn't even home. I had to clear off over 120 different viruses,
> trojan horses, spyware... you name it. And I'm not talking things
> like cookies that some anti-spyware tools classify as a threat.
> Once again... it *wasn't* phishing!!!
> Qoute from CoCo mailing list------------
> As will all things internet, it depends a lot on where you go and what you
> do as a user. Your friends probably fell for the abundant phishing efforts
> daily dished out everywhere - not a particular problem of MySpace but
> probably more exposed because of the social network impact.
> I've had my profile there for more than 2 years now and never have had any
> issues with spam nor hijacked account problems. By far the most annoying
> thing has been the service's sluggishness from time to time, but I put up
> with it as the network does serve a purpose on my musical ventures out
> there, a few gigs for my band have come thru channeled by MySpace
> Speaking of the CoCo in social networks, Facebook hosts also a group
> dedicated to the CoCo. Sadly (or fortunately, opinions vary), that outlet
> has no means to display a public profile of the group, a FB account is a
> -=[ Rogelio ]=-
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