MySpace can be actually termed as the living room of the internet. It is one of the most visited sites across the world, and is still the market leader when it comes to Social Networking. We all know about the irritating scattered layouts with the invisible fonts and the translucent templates. But what was charming about MySpace was, anyone who wasn’t a friend/acquaintance could be denied permissions of having a peek at our private files, ie-photographs. The privacy settings in MySpace were one of the first ones to appear in Social Networking sites, well until Facebook ruined the day. But the party got totaly spoilt with the emergence of many hacks available online, through which pics of even private profiles could be viewable.
Take a look at this one. It’s a site called MySpacePrivateProfile.com. Surprisingly, it offers users to view pictures of private profiles, just by entering the Friend ID of a MySpace User. As simple as that. It is so easy to get through that “privacy” that MySpace offers. Think again before you upload that naughty picture of yours. Of course, you must have heard about the recent MySpace profile security breach, where a 17 GB torrent is being circulated as we speak, containing half a million MySpace pics. Wired.com had previously reported about a security hole in MySpace’s architecture in their article dated Jan 17th, but MySpace failed to acknowledge it. They have all the money, but went too cheap when it came to encryption for security reasons. Apparently, the security hole could even reveal pictures of Profiles of people younger than 16-which are set to private by default. Would MySpace cover it up soon enough?