Jeff pointed me to an article, supposedly breaking news, that described a "new" "web 2.0" threat, trojans using XML feeds as command and control, and using social networking sites, or other "web 2.0" sites like MySpace to store stolen information.
I don't believe there is any way to view a private profile on MySpace. I am writing this because I have noticed an huge increase in traffic to this blog, resulting from searches regarding hacking private myspace profiles.
When you go to a private profile, the page checks to see if your friend ID is on the list of friends for the person you are trying to visit. If it is not, or if you're not logged in, the page will not show your request.
Well, to be fair, it wasn't their fault. It's only named because the popularity and, I assume, the computer saviness of the average user, which allowed for a massive adware infection of users' computers. Brian Krebs on WashingtonPost.com reported that an ad on MySpace and other sites distributed adware using a vulnerability in IE that Microsoft patched in January. Ok kids, once again: