I’m not the typical “guy” who posts shirtless pictures of himself on dating sites or sends unsolicited pictures of his genitals to random women.
But I am a guy who is fond of online dating sites, so I have a few tips that might help you when using them.
In a blog post Tuesday, My Space said it has disabled the affected passwords so that nobody can use the leaked credentials to gain unauthorized access to accounts.
It's unclear how many of the accounts in the My Space hack were still "active," in the sense that they belong to people who continue to log into the service today.
Very rarely was anything of substance shared there and more or less, everyone had the same opportunity to meet and connect with others.
The interactions were unique because of the anonymity given by using My Space.
If you were on the internet circa 2005 then you probably remember Myspace Tom.
And now a hefty chunk of those account credentials has been leaked to the entire Internet, in a humbling reminder that the Matchbox Twenty-inspired username you probably made in high school is still worth a heck of a lot to companies and criminals.
In that light, it seems there's a strong case for deleting your old, unused accounts -- or at least creating a throwaway email address to associate with the services you don't use so that they're insulated from the email addresses you use for more important things.
Not only does it potentially cut down on the number of credentials you have to remember (although hopefully you're solving that by using a password manager, right? By changing the credentials on your old accounts and disassociating them from online services that you use in the present-day, you can help make sure none of your other Internet identities are put at risk.
What’s more, 14 years on, he still uses the same profile picture.
His profile reads, “Former 1st friend, enjoying being retired” and he’s accumulated an impressive 289,000 followers despite only taking up photography as a hobby just four-years ago.
This place really is special, and I visited during the light festival so it was also really cool at night. A post shared by Tom Anderson (@myspacetom) on Ok, so this is not Hawaii :-) I'm pulling this one out of the archives--it was taken at the lantern festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand.