Just dating myspace codes

11-Jun-2016 22:51

Here we have the world's largest provider of email addresses and it has only a fifth the prevalence of Yahoo addresses.

Think of the email account distribution like this: But what we need to remember with Gmail is that they're a relatively new player.

But chances are at least some of these accounts hadn't been touched for years.

The reason this makes you vulnerable is the same reason experts say you shouldn't use the same username and password for every online service -- it makes it easy to take one set of stolen credentials and plug them into others, giving hackers potential access to large swaths of your digital life.

There are likely some interesting insights to take away from the passwords alone, but it's the email addresses that can help us actually date the thing.

When we look at the top 3 email address in the My Space breach by domain, we see an interesting distribution: What's up with Gmail?!

It was a gift to all of us who spent way too much time worrying about artist web presences.

It also came with the amazing concept of “friends.” OMG CARTWHEELS.

There are still 25M accounts in the My Space data so the incident certainly happened that early 2007 time frame (I recall there were a lot of people in the beta, but I doubt it was enough for 25M of them to have My Space accounts), but how much after?

Many people have given up on conventional ways of finding dates and turned to the internet.

There are several sites that claim they will pick out the best match for you, for a monthly fee.

In a blog post Tuesday, My Space said it has disabled the affected passwords so that nobody can use the leaked credentials to gain unauthorized access to accounts.

It's unclear how many of the accounts in the My Space hack were still "active," in the sense that they belong to people who continue to log into the service today.

There are still 25M accounts in the My Space data so the incident certainly happened that early 2007 time frame (I recall there were a lot of people in the beta, but I doubt it was enough for 25M of them to have My Space accounts), but how much after?

Many people have given up on conventional ways of finding dates and turned to the internet.

There are several sites that claim they will pick out the best match for you, for a monthly fee.

In a blog post Tuesday, My Space said it has disabled the affected passwords so that nobody can use the leaked credentials to gain unauthorized access to accounts.

It's unclear how many of the accounts in the My Space hack were still "active," in the sense that they belong to people who continue to log into the service today.

We could quantify a fan base, and even better, by encouraging fans to share (and using spammy friend-adder tools), we could actually grow a fan base.