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Date: Mon Jun 26 23:23:21 2006
From: robert.waters.nospam at gmail.com (Robert Waters)
Subject: MySpace - Stupid user security advice that they
	do not follow

On 6/24/06, Dan B <dan-fd@...ox.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> So I was just looking at myspace, hey I don't really want an account,
> just needed to login to look at someones pics. And I noticed that even
> though they advise to check for 'login.myspace.com' in the address bar
> they actually allow login via other subdomains... www1. is the only one
> i noticed. But come on guys if you advise your users to check for a
> certain url, then also have a login form on a different url then what is
> the fscking point of the advice! I know its still a subdomain of
> myspace.com but its not the one you are referring to, gets the user used
> to not checking the url 'cause it ain't correct in the first place!

Myspace uses virtual subdomains, for load balancing, at least;
high-traffic subdomains (groups,forums) don't bog down login and
www/collect.
I'm not saying this is the best way to do this...

But that is pretty silly; I suspect most myspace users would just be
confused by that inconsistency, being that they're probably not too
tech-savvy.

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