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03-30-2019 03:48 AM
Nukemaster
Quote: Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post
MySpace was extremely buggy. Nearly every day you ran into some type of error that would keep you from using the messaging system or some aspect of MySpace. The reason why people stopped using it was it was never stable, and Facebook had Farmville.

If MySpace was turned into a site that didn't have more bugs than a elder scrolls game, it probably would have lived a longer life. Their feature list never improved. It was doomed to fail.

Facebook is no doubt being run by a bunch of people that are just waiting for bad things to happen than being "Smart". Their platform at least works.
Off topic, but that comment made my day. So many game breaking bugs.
03-29-2019 08:46 AM
DzillaXx
Quote: Originally Posted by speed_demon View Post
MySpace was deemed too big to fail at one point and now look where it is. Facebook could easily meet the same fate if things don't start looking up for it.
MySpace was extremely buggy. Nearly every day you ran into some type of error that would keep you from using the messaging system or some aspect of MySpace. The reason why people stopped using it was it was never stable, and Facebook had Farmville.

If MySpace was turned into a site that didn't have more bugs than a elder scrolls game, it probably would have lived a longer life. Their feature list never improved. It was doomed to fail.

Facebook is no doubt being run by a bunch of people that are just waiting for bad things to happen than being "Smart". Their platform at least works.
03-29-2019 07:57 AM
miklkit In other words: "Let the buyer beware."
03-28-2019 07:19 PM
Thingamajig
Quote: Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post
Source.



At this point in time, I wonder what will it take for people to stop using Facebook? Zuckerberg going on a world tour knocking on people's doors and literally rubbing manure on people's faces?
People wouldn't care until it happend to them. The only one i admire is Zuckerberg for taking advantage of the average joe/idiot because honestly, they made their beds.....
03-28-2019 03:24 PM
Omega X
Quote: Originally Posted by Nechen View Post
Blink182!

!Bl1nk182

Batman1234$

KarenTookTheKids14*

[email protected]

Those last two are legit strong. But useless now obviously.
03-27-2019 01:45 PM
xJumper People think they're clever with passwords like that, yet they can be brute forced in like 10 seconds.
03-27-2019 12:17 PM
Nechen Blink182!

!Bl1nk182

Batman1234$

KarenTookTheKids14*

[email protected]
03-26-2019 08:13 PM
anti-clockwize
Quote: Originally Posted by white owl View Post
What's funny is that the type of person who uses FB on the daily isn't likely to understand why this is a problem so it will likely go unnoticed unless there's a FB post about it.
Exactly. This probably won't have much of an impact on the user base, most people won't care about this information, it will be a tiny blip for FB. Need some sort of regulatory body that can shut the site down until this kind of issue is resolved.
03-25-2019 12:59 PM
xJumper
Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
this, and their ability to sync it together to a single handle you've used is astounding. y'all could go find my favorite password of the 2010s right now if you knew where to look
Food for thought right here.

I've looked at myself, a self proclaimed tinfoil level security/privacy enthusiast and even I have been "owned". Couple passwords for handles from the mid 2000's on some sites were floating around some password db's. If you've been an internet user for at least the past ten years, you likely have been owned/part of a data breach at some point. I've challenged my "normie" friends on this a few times and turned out to be right for a few of them, the ones that were willing to let me know their password/handles so I could look them up.
03-25-2019 12:00 PM
skupples
Quote: Originally Posted by xJumper View Post
Lol, most people have no idea nor do they understand the ramifications; most people use whateverpassword1985 or something to that affect across all websites. Most people have no idea that they have likely already been owned and their credentials exists in various password databases floating around .onion sites.


It has been common practice by any big companies like financial institutions to be storing passwords in hashed value going back to at least the early 2000's. The fact that Facebook of all the big and mighty companies didn't do that when they clearly have the expertise and resources to know and do better shows you they actually don't give two poops about any of their users. Remember Zuckerberg said his users are idiots, shows you how much he cares; it's also funny that he isn't wrong.





If you don't see it now, you never will.
this, and their ability to sync it together to a single handle you've used is astounding. y'all could go find my favorite password of the 2010s right now if you knew where to look
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