MySpace is without doubt one of the most popular social networking websites on the Internet even though some say it has been in decline ever since Facebook took off. MySpace login problems are as common a problem as on other websites with this amount of users. Like every big website they are a common target for phishing attacks that try to steal account data to get into the accounts. There are on the other hand quite a few options to protect a MySpace account from being phished or hacked.
But before we delve into those possibilities we should take a look at the default MySpace login process. The form is located on the entry page of the social network. Users who want to log into MySpace need to provide their username (usually the email address they signed up with) and password to do so. A password recovery option is provided on the same page in case the password of the MySpace account has been lost or forgotten.
Probably the best way to log into MySpace is by the use of a script or browser plugin that does it automatically. This not only solves the problem of forgetting passwords but will also take care of phishing websites that try to lure the user on a similar looking MySpace login page to grab the user data.
Last Pass is a password manager and web form filler for Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. It can generate secure passwords, store them in encrypted form in its database and perform automatic logins on websites. A MySpace login cannot be easier and more secure than that.
Users who prefer a lightweight solution can take a look at various Greasemonkey userscripts which also provide the option to automatically log into MySpace accounts. Users who do not want to install an add-on or use a userscript should bookmark the MySpace page and open it from there whenever they want to visit MySpace. This prevents most phishing attacks that fake the Myspace login page.
If your MySpace account has been hacked, or if you can't sign in anymore and do not have access to the email you signed up with, then you need to fill a declaration of ownership form. You basically need to fill out many personal information in the form, including the date of birth, zip code or last known email address used in the account, as well as the reason why the email associated with the MySpace account can't be accessed anymore.
The form is no guarantee that you will get access to the account. From what we could gather, MySpace will check the claims made before a final decision is made. If things look fishy, you may not get the account back.
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