Myspace is a site for keeping up with friends, meeting new people, and even getting laid (sorry ladies, I'm taken.) It allows you to set up a profile/web page with a limited ability to make it look and feel how you wanted. I couldn't even fit a good line into my "headline" due to the character restriction. And after that, well, that's when things get difficult. Another idea, put your programming skills to work for an open-source project's web site. From: fourth grader Date: Tue Oct 18 2005DUKE "Let's see you better yet, figure out a way to close the whole, and report it" File Under: I try to act smart by typing profoundly, yet have simply spelling mistakes. Besides making a band profile or getting a friend to post the code for me as a comment. From: [email protected]: Thu Nov 17 2005I wonder if there's any way you can help me get back into my profile, I forgot my password and My Space won't send it to me. [email protected]: Tyler Date: Sat Dec 10 2005Ok i have a question.
I spend the rest of the day working, trying to get the ideas of what could happen out of my head. Also, if I send you a hot picture, can you send me a free "samy is my hero" tshirt? The corp lawyers have very little sense of humor, and what you did is very serious.
3 hours later, pm: You have 2,503 friends and 6,373 friend requests. From: lexaroosky Date: Fri Oct 14 2005I will give you credit for being able to figure all of that out, but I dont want you on my hero's list. my thoughts dump ur gf: bang ur 1,005,941 my space buddies (women only) From: PJDate: Mon Oct 17 2005There are plenty of sites out there that have similar vunerabilities. yeah so if you care to tell me really how you did this stuff [email protected] are amazingg dude. The FOX and Myspace security staff are probably going to go off of the pre-profile creation info.
People are messaging me saying they've reported me for "hacking" them due to my name being in their "heroes" list. Not to mention, the laywer should explain how this very page is only sealing your fate worse. int=samy is my hero From: PASthe Lo DDate: Sat Oct 15 2005Hehe, you made it, you are indeed very popular now ;] If I look this from the pure technical/g33k view, it's awesome, the XML-HTTP object thing.. nice one :) However, if I look this from the rational view, that you can't implemented any kind of aborting method, it's a very stupid thing :] From: CJDate: Sat Oct 15 2005If you ever read this, can you teach me how to do the thing when you get a million friends, my AIM is My Cursive Memory, my email is [email protected], my myspace is From: Jeremy Date: Mon Oct 17 2005Dude..kick ass - don't be so apologetic - screw the big corporations - if there's a vulnerability in the system - find it and make use of it - but next time, call me so I can get you to make it an advertising worm so I can get some more hits to my site! I'm, sure going around braggin about hacking the site all those highschool kids are at will get u all the pussy in the world. People say, "time spent on myspace is time wasted"...i say, it's no more wasteful than video games.
I quickly ventured to evade these limiting borders. Well, the most popular profiles on myspace pretty much consist of people with the IQ and English delivery skills of Kanye West so I don't want to mimic those, but popularity begets popularity. In fact, I was able to develop something that caused anyone who viewed my profile to add my name to their profile's list of heroes. From: Sankoobaba from India Date: Wed Oct 19 2005It was very smart of you to exploit a loophole. From: "so, theres this jersey boy.."Date: Wed Nov 2 2005haha. Date: Thu Nov 3 2005Dude, that's crazy, i have to give you props for having the intelligence to hack on the site, but i have to say thanks to the whole worm thing....myspace has shut down like 10 times or more..because of "maintenance".now my school has the whole website blocked....i guess that means less people to join and less people on your friend list. From: Jen Date: Fri Nov 18 2005i've just joined my space and the web page in under maintenece at the moment......i found this page...you'd better not hack into my page or samy will be a dead hero!!!! haha my space From: Michael Date: Sun Nov 20 2005Okk. A reply at my email adress or on here would be nice thank you.^___^ From: Pirates are cooler than ninjas Date: Tue Dec 13 2005Hats off to you... but in my free time i generally just jerk my gerkin...
I began to examine the site some more, seeing how they restrict things, what they restrict, taking some breaks to look at pics of people and their profiles, trying to add them as friends and getting rejected, and getting back to making my profile cool so that they would add me as a friend later. After a little bit of messing around, I found that I could put in a longer headline than what they allowed. But I think you can surely sharpen your skills to get into internet security and stuff. Didn't get Inoue either, and she is fucking hot as hell... and i can't honestly say that i've accessed your profile. im pretty sure you screwed up when you made it so the people that viewed the other peoples profiles would do the same... From: ashley Date: Thu Dec 15 2005i think its pretty wicked.