This is a guest-post by Ruggsymuggs, a proud citizen of the Plurkiverse and now the record holder for the youngest guest poster on this site.
As you may have heard, the citizens of the Plurkiverse have been caught up in a predicament over the last few days (and hours). I have heard rumors of many conspiracies that may be afoot as you read this. Could it really be a hacker hacker on steroids is loose in the Plurk system, or is this problem just a minor bug that can be quickly swatted by Mr.T and his crew?
Plurkdenity theft may be defined as the act of plurking as someone else, after having gained access to a Plurker’s account.. Why people want to do things like this is rhetorical question. Some people just do. Still, Plurkdentity theft is a risk. How would you feel if you were happily Plurking around and suddenly saw yourself saying things that you never intended to say, and over which you have no control. Something like that could make you feel more than a little helpless!
This is the danger we are facing! Even as a believer in the rights of free speech, it is apparent to me that the boundaries are being overstepped. No one wants to be the victim of a Plurk-hacker. We are all here to have fun, and things like this are far from fun! It seems that one of the Plurkdentity hackers is yungsang, who was caught in the act. Please do not befriend yungsang, and whatever you do, don’t click on any link he sends you!
Even with this issue going on, I feel that I must give a hand to everyone at the PlurkCast. I love it so much! It is one of the highlights of every week for me. All of you really entertaining, and I think it is great that you guys are doing this for the Plurk community. I hope you succeed in every way with the PluckCast. Also a round of applause for all of the great people working to build Plurker for us I just can’t wait to start to use it!
I’m Ruggsymuggs. Be careful out there. It can be a dangerous plurking world.