We’ve all seen the results of a hacked myspace account, they come in many forms but the cause is usually the result of a phished or “acquired” password. Here are a few security tips that should help you not become one of the many hacked myspace users.
Don’t use your standard password.
Don’t use the same password on myspace as you do with your banking or other important accounts.Odds are pretty good that someone will steal your myspace password. Reduce your exposure to this threat by using a password that you only use on myspace. That way if a hacker does steal your myspace password, they will only gain access to your myspace information and not your online banking or other critical accounts.
Never give your myspace password to any site other then myspace.
You wouldn’t give your bank account and ATM PIN to anyone other than your bank, right? Its a bit of an extreme example, but you get thepoint. There is no legitimate reason for anyone but myspace to ask for this information. Please, use common sense. I’ve found several sites that will either “pimp” your myspace profile or offer some other myspace related tool, all you need to do is give them your account and password. Don’t do it!
If your account does get hacked.
Your profile could be hacked right now and you may not even know it. It is sometimes difficult to know you have been hacked, hackers will most likely cover their tracks and do their best to not interrupt your normal myspace activity. If you notice a friend is posting comments or bullitens that are out of character for them or are blatant SPAM, please inform them ASAP. Another dead giveaway that a profile has been hacked is the fact that when you visit a profile and try to use the home link at the top of their profile and it does not take you to the myspace home page.
Step 1: CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD. Yes, it is just that simple to thwart a hacker. Again, be sure to use a password that you ONLY use on myspace. DO NOT use the same password you use anywhere else.
Step 2: Review your profile for any code that you didn’t put there. Many hackers will add code to your profile that will redirect your visitors to their site or worse, attempt to install spyware or virus software. The task of finding and removing the hacker added codes may be difficult as many myspace users have rather complicated profiles and little understanding of HTML or CSS. One tip that will help is to keep a copy of the your “about me” section as this is usually the source of any code the hacker may have placed into your profile. Its also a good idea to keep a copy of the other sections of your profile. The easiest way to do this is to use notepad(any other text editor) and copy your myspace about me and other sections to separate text files saved onto your hard drive.
As a rule of thumb, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. As a naturally skeptical person(sometimes to an extreme), I immediately question any money making idea that doesn’t involve a solid foundation of research, knowledge, experience and time. There are, however, a very small number of success stories that don’t seem to follow the natural laws of reason. Continue reading ‘Get Rich Quick Schemes That Actually Worked’
Kenny Rogers was right, “you gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em”. In Texas Hold ’em, knowing which starting hands to fold is half the battle. Here is a cheat sheet that should help you quickly identify which hands you need to leave on the table. The basic idea is understanding what starting hands are more likely to build a winning hand. The ten worst starting hands below are basically a list of hands are the least likely to add up to a winning hand. 2-7 off suit is the worst hand because it is not going to get you a straight and you are probably not going to make a winning flush with such a starting hand. On the opposite side, starting out with a pair of aces is the best possible starting hand as it will win more than any other hand.
Ten Worst Starting Hands:
- Tie: 3-8 & 3-7
- Tie: 2-9, 3-9, & 4-9
- Tie: 4-7, 4-8, 5-8, 3-6…
- Face card + low card, unsuited
- Ace + low card, unsuited
When it comes to alcoholic beverages that go down easy, yet pack a decent punch, there are few solutions better than Jello Shooters. Here is a quick tutorial on how to become “the jello shooter guy(or girl)”.
What you will need:
- 2 ounce Plastic Souffle Cups
- 2 ounce Clear Plastic Souffle Lids
- Cookie sheet or similar firm sheet to transport the cups into the fridge
- Vodka or other form of alcohol
I had initially sent this message to a few of my friends who have been trying to quit smoking. Its my hope that others who are also trying to quit smoking will find this of some value.
I know you need some help with your smoking issue, I’ve watched you struggle with it for many years. Please take a few minutes to read through this, it is my hope that reading through the information on this page will help you in your struggle. It may be a good idea to forward the link to your home email address so you can take more time reading and reviewing each piece of the story.
With so many health risks out there, I just can’t imagine willingly adding to your chances of being in this situation by smoking. AND, putting your family through all the consequences that come along with the worst case scenario. Although, this particular situation is not smoking related, it shows the process of getting to the end state.
I don’t know this guy, I just happened to find his photo gallery on pbase(a photo publishing site that i’ve used) and it really touched me. Hopefully it will have an impact on you as well, here is the link. Faces of Chemotherapy Please be sure to take some time to read the text on the page as well.
And, just in case you need more, here is an image of the same person in a slightly different situation, to remind you why you need to take action now.
Best wishes and good luck,
For help quitting, you can start at this CDC page:
Here are a few external links for cancer research donations: