Description: The article is about tagged login. The passage is about the information leak caused by clicking an email. The tagged.com is sued for identity theft. People may receive a email saying that their friends want to share photos with them,when they open the email and finish signing in tagged.com,they may leak their personal information by accident.
Almost everyone uses social networking these days,but tonight we find out that it can turn into a nightmare. Here’s a scenario,you get an email that appears harmless and even says it’s from a person you know about,that person wants to show you some photos. There are hidden dangers if you accept because you can end up exposing your personal information.
If you get an email with a friend’s name on it that says want to see the photos,you may say yes. Rosalyn did the same thing. It is an email came from someone that she knew very well,then immediately a website called tagged asked for her email address and her password and signed her as a member.
She said she did it for her friend’ sake. She felt she would be disappointed or she would be upset with me if I don’t say yes. Rosalyn had entered tagged.com,it is a social networking site that experts say has created cyber havoc across the country.
There is no one posted any pictures,there is nobody posted any pictures. The word tag may sounds familiar but it’s not like getting tagged in Facebook,once you give your email and password,the problem begins. They have all of the addresses in your web-based email account,they have all the addresses in your address book. How can you do that? They can do it because you allowed them to when you are not giving it a notice.
In the terms of service which experts agree most people don’t read,it says users acknowledge and agree that their email addresses and other personal information may be used by tags for the purpose of initiating commercial email messages.
Once tagged had your information,everyone in your address book will get email saying you’re trying to share photos and that’s completely false but your friends don’t know that,they can be lured into giving their emails too.
The point of it is for tag to get as many new members as it can. I was shocked. The CEO of tad Greg talked to us by email,he calls tagged as a social networking site for meeting people,we asked how did you justify sending people emails stating click here to see photos when there are no personal photos.
Greg admitted the photos were generic pictures posted by tagged. He said there were photos sent with the invitations,but we recognized that they were presented generic photos but not personal photos which caused confusion.
We asked him how he was going to fix this,he said they were creating a new registration process with extreme focus placed on clarity of wording and minimizing confusion. But for users like Rosalind that new process comes too late. Tagged.com CEO said he has issued an apology to anyone who was misled and he admitted that they’ve gotten more than 2,000 complaints,he also told me that they did not sell or share personal information with any third parties.