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How Easy to Hack a Myspace Account and How to Delete Yours


Most likely, it has been years, may be a decade even, since you last logged into your Myspace account. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have quickly replaced the pioneering social network and it has gradually become insignificant in recent years.


A security expert has disclosed that the old Myspace accounts can be hacked by using the most basic information.


Leigh-Anne Galloway observed that the password reset protocol to unlock old accounts need only the name of the user with password and date of birth which can easily be found online very often.


The name of the account holder and username are both publicly listed on their profile page. And account recovery form of Myspace account did not actually check to see that whether you have entered the correct email address. The verge tested the fault on a newly created fake account and could confirm this. That meant, you actually had to know the date of birth of the account holder and in most cases that is not actually difficult to find with some research.


Last year, a hacker leaked the emails and passwords of more than 360 Mn profiles because of which Myspace invalidated all passwords for accounts last used before 2013. Users now have to reset their password if they want to log in but Ms Galloway observed that the system can be easily cheated. Dailymail.co.uk posted on July 17th, 2017, stating that normally, users have to provide the email linked to the profile along with some personal data to recover an account on a social media site.


The decision of Myspace on Monday to invalidate public access to the page indicated that the organization was aware of the problem and probing the issue. This flaw might not be the worst digital threat faced by consumers presently but dissolution of every small trust of consumers adds up. If you still have a Myspace account living around, it is the right time to rediscover its existence and delete it.


Myspace tells us that it has "enhanced our process" to recover account by adding an extra step and it will "refine and improve" the system of recovery over a period of time. This is an important step but it begs the question of why Myspace waited so long and did not take action before.

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