MyBlogLog Stirs Drama Over A Banning

    February 23, 2007
    WebProNews Staff

Shoemoney’s Jeremy Schoemaker had posted about flaws in MyBlogLog’s service, and when he demonstrated how someone could easily pose as another MyBlogLog user when visiting other websites, he was banned from MyBlogLog.

MyBlogLog Stirs Drama Over A Banning
MyBlogLog Stirs Drama Over A Banning

Anyone who might want to be Danny Sullivan or Jeremy Zawodny could have used a tip Schoemaker published to do that with MyBlogLog. The Yahoo-owned blogging community service used unique and easily located user IDs that could be placed in a MyBlogLog cookie in a browser.

That way, when visiting another blog using MyBlogLog, the running list of visitors on the widget would show the spoofed visitor had stopped by for a look. MyBlogLog has since corrected the problem, but they took things a step further and banned Schoemaker from their service.

“Since last night every page I visit on their site results in a 403 (Forbidden) error code. I have asked others and nobody else seems to get the error but me,” he wrote at Shoemoney. “I can