It never fails but at some point all these cool Web 2.0 thing-me-bobs seem to be either be getting hacked, or gamed or just plain screwed with. It doesn’t matter if it’s the do no evil Google or Facebook the newest love child of social networking kool-aid drinkers.
As Michael Arrington is reporting over on TechCrunch Facebook is taking further steps to curb abuse of their users by folks that want to screw with them. What took them so long? Did they really think that just because Facebook is the cool place to be that they wouldn’t get messed with?
Well here’s a hint you Starbucks latte drinking startups – get evil.
How anyone of you ever got past Web 1.0 without realizing that there are bad people out there who will do bad things so that they can benefit need a good smack in your PHP. I’m sorry but any Web 2.0 product that goes live without first having been trampled through by some evil people deserves everything it gets – including the bad press.
So here’s a really simple piece of advice. when you are coding this crap be smart and go to your nearest high school and get the best hacker there; because they are probably as good if not better than most of you, and put them on your payroll.
Security companies have been doing the same thing for years and you can bet other software companies do the same because they learned early – be evil.
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