New Myspace is Cool!

the new Myspace was launched today, and the change was BIG. first off they’re dropping the capital “S” and the goal now is more of making music more “social.” meet the new Myspace!

MySpace was a previously thriving social-networking site (of course prior to the Facebook era). in 2012 they became a “music-discovery service” with the support of US pop icon Justin Timberlake.  

User Interface – follows modern web design, uses horizontal scroll pattern same as in Windows 8 (might be a technique aligning them to this template). it includes news feeds from other users and artists, with a high-resolution cover image (where you can also use a live wallpaper) or correspond the artist’s profile as you scroll over your playback queue

Profile Setting – allows you to choose your identity and your login profile can be aligned with you Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Music and Mixes – its easier to find artists and create mixes (or playlists), plus you can also share a song 🙂

Trends and Articles – instead of showing up trending topics in text, you get to see images. the articles look classy similar to the news apps in Windows 8.

Connection – “affinity” icons represent the nature of your connection with other people 

MySpace really is pretty cool, see more via [] or visit []

top online security threats for 09

would you believe this? every 4.5secs, a new web page is infected with a virus/worm! (remember my recent post re: Philippine DTI site hacked)

readwriteweb recently listed the top security threats that we all have to look out for this year.

  • sql injection – if your web page has input fields like those login forms, this is an open window for such sql injection hacking. check out to know more.
  • 3rd-party advertising & scareware – these are pop-ups that “scares” & informs you that you have been infected and you need to download this software to fix your pc blah blah..
  • social networking sites – most of the IT PINOYs are in friendster, have you recently received a message such as this? if so, have you checked with the sender if they really sent it to you? if not most likely the sender’s account have been phished out! IMMEDIATELY tell them to change their passwords and scan their pc’s. this is most likely the same virus/es that infected myspace & facebook, click here for more info on this virus.
remember – stay vigilant, IT PINOYs! happy new year!