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MacBytes
Dec 5, 2006, 04:57 PM
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Link: Worm uses QuickTime to spread on MySpace (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061205175718)
Description:: According to numerous reports, a rapidly-spreading malicious worm is infecting MySpace.com profiles. The worm author is exploiting a MySpace and JavaScript vulnerability found in Apple's QuickTime. When an infected movie is played, the worm apparently adds links to phishing web sites to the user's profile. These sites attempt to trick users into disclosing personal security information, such as log-ins and passwords.

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backsidetailsli
Dec 5, 2006, 04:59 PM
that sucks. good thing i dispise myspace

Psychic Shopper
Dec 5, 2006, 05:28 PM
that sucks. good thing i dispise myspace
I have seen way to many bad bands thanks to my wifes involvement in my space. I have recently posted some videos on you tube about this situation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5is8gNGMrA

Doctor Q
Dec 5, 2006, 06:00 PM
The problem seems to be MySpace's fault, although a feature of QuickTime is used.

Will MySpace have to figure out how to automate a cleanup of the infected profile pages?

MacQuest
Dec 5, 2006, 06:27 PM
The problem seems to be MySpace's fault...

Yeah.

Fix yo shizzle Tom!!! :p

bousozoku
Dec 5, 2006, 07:02 PM
The problem seems to be MySpace's fault, although a feature of QuickTime is used.

Will MySpace have to figure out how to automate a cleanup of the infected profile pages?

You're the closest in distance to Tom, since he's in Sta. Monica. Why don't you explain it to him? Perhaps, you'd have luck in getting him to drop Microsoft-oriented programming and to instead embrace web standards.

Doctor Q
Dec 6, 2006, 12:38 AM
You're the closest in distance to Tom, since he's in Sta. Monica. Why don't you explain it to him? Perhaps, you'd have luck in getting him to drop Microsoft-oriented programming and to instead embrace web standards.I went to a PTA meeting at school tonite, and the dean of discipline said the #1 problem lately has been scuffles breaking out among students because of what one of them said about another on their myspace pages. And these students are under 14 - not supposed to be eligible to join myspace yet. Another issue I'll have to bring up!