Ping drowning in scams and spam

Via NetworkWorld, Sophos is reporting that Ping, Apple’s new social network add-on to iTunes, is “drowning in scams and spam.”  Sophos says, “Apple has not implemented any form of automated spam or URL filtering in Ping,” although they do appear to be filtering profile photos for obscenity and copyright infringement.

This comes on top of other generally negative reviews of Ping:

Can Ping be saved?

Apple’s Ping is a big pile of steaming dung

Ping is neither social, nor is it a network. Discuss.

The biggest issue seems to be lack of integration with Facebook.

About Bill Frank

Principal at Cymbel. 25+ years in IT. Specialist in information security since 1999, helping organizations mitigate the risks of modern malware. @riskpundit

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