Dan Tynan of IT World reports:
It seems Apple is getting into the social networking business, God help them. Among the other life changing products rolled out at this week’s semi-annual Apple fanboyfest was “Ping,” a service that lets you see what music the other 160 million people using iTunes like and recommend.
Turns out that Ping is a spammer-scammer’s heaven. By all reports, Ping users are getting dinged with the same kinds of URL-baiting comment spam we’ve grown so fond of elsewhere on the blogosphere.
Sophos Security blogger Chester Wisniewski asks quite rightly why Apple couldn’t see this coming…
Read more on PCWorld.
Matthew Shaer of The Christian Science Monitor also covers the problem.