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1) Send me some additional Job Offer spam?
2) Deface my profile?
I guess I don't get it. What is step 3 supposed to be?
It is slightly ironic that this would happen to the 'Facebook for professionals'.
What's the point...
Posted Jun 7, 2012 0:01 UTC (Thu) by SEJeff (subscriber, #51588)
Posted Jun 7, 2012 2:12 UTC (Thu) by tetromino (subscriber, #33846)
More likely they will use your account to send spam and malware links to others. Also, they will be able to see any non-public information in your profile, which may be useful for spear-phishing attacks.
Posted Jun 7, 2012 18:35 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Jun 11, 2012 14:28 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
More likely they will use your account to send spam
Posted Jun 7, 2012 2:41 UTC (Thu) by decaffeinated (guest, #4787)
a) suppose you chose a standard username for all of the accounts that you care about (could be, for example, your e-mail addr).
b) suppose you used the same password for all of the accounts that you care about.
Suppose all of the accounts that you care about include:
Ooops. Okay...I know LWN readers don't do this, but I'll bet other netizens do.
Posted Jun 10, 2012 10:04 UTC (Sun) by nicolas@jungers (✭ supporter ✭, #7579)
Posted Jun 7, 2012 4:40 UTC (Thu) by dirtyepic (subscriber, #30178)
Posted Jun 7, 2012 9:28 UTC (Thu) by DavidS (subscriber, #84675)
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