Andrei Freeman (lordandrei) wrote,
Andrei Freeman

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Longer posts forthcoming: Meanwhile... Frienditto Scandal

Recently a scandal has come up with some site called Frienditto. From what I read concerning this site, it will take your LJ username and password. Log into the service for you and archive anything you can read with credentials.

Granted, the license for the site then stupidly said it had the rights to republish any information used on its site.

See, the problem is that sadly anyone who can type on a keyboard can learn PHP or Javascript or the like and claim to either be a software engineer or worse, go forth and start what looks like an internet service company.

Coding up a few pages together doesn't mean that you have a good business idea, or more importantly the savvy and wisdom to handle the business decisions and problems that can occur from a half baked idea.

People, it's an old rule. Your password is like a toothbrush. Keep it somewhere safe, change it every 6 months, and never loan it out.

Happily the LJ audience is large enough and loud enough to take down a bad service quickly. It would seem that frienditto is now down with all links pointing to "click thru" referrals benefitting the site owner.

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