Week Three Article Review
University of Phoenix
Instructor: Brad Andrews
I chose to do my week three-article assignment review on an article that I think is rather interesting and thought provoking. As I was researching the inter-net for articles, I finally came upon Computerworld.com, and found an article pertaining to a social network that I frequently utilize. I usually use Facebook to talk to out of state friends and family as well as stay current with local events and social gatherings. As I navigated through the website to the article, I clicked on the link and it took me to a story headline that read ‘Facebook glitch lets spammers post to walls’, which caught my attention immediately. The article goes on to state that the popular social network confirmed a bug that was cleverly inserted into a glitch opening located in Facebook’s photo upload application. The learning of this knowledge immediately shook me, as I had a few friends this week that posted that they were in deed, hacked! I have begun to incorporate this startling knowledge into my everyday Facebook and photo uploading. I know that I am really surprised that my girlfriend didn’t get the bug, she is a social butterfly so to speak and she is always on Facebook posting our pictures and doings! Since I have read this excellently presented article, I have not uploaded any photos, and I’ve told my girlfriend to be more diligent and cautious about what files she uploads.
In the following paragraph I will exploit the clever bug that has been reeking photo spammer havoc on the social network. My view point and stand on this issue is mainly fueled and driven by my want to always protect my girlfriend, even in the cyber universe. I know that physically, she can’t be harmed, but emotionally and psychologically, if infected, can cause tons of stress and unwanted hassles. I think that initially, it is important to understand the nature and aim of the bug....