MySpace Under Attack — In More Ways than One

In the aftermath of the Washington Post’s article about the allegedly waning appeal of MySpace, the youth-oriented social-networking site now is under siege from a growing array of security exploits.

According to a report at DarkReading, MySpace is now threatened by two new zero-day bugs that have been released in the form of proof-of-concept code. The new bugs arrive after a weekend in which MySpace had to counter a major phishing attack that had reportedly spread to around 3,000 pages on the site.

Lack of adequate privacy and security were among the factors MySpace defectors have cited — in the Washington Post story and elsewhere — for their moves to other sites such as Facebook, which seems to be benefiting, at least for the moment, from MySpace’s reputed loss of trendiness among the teenage crowd.

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