- Why it is so dangerous?
Another lucrative approach to changed status messages is affiliate marketing (ie: sites that pay affiliates for visits or purchases through a custom link). Someone can easily set up an affiliate account, generate custom links for products in campaign, then massively target vulnerable YIM victims to change their status with the affiliate link. Then, they just wait for the contact-generated traffic to kick in. There are actually a couple of services that pay YIM users to change their status with custom links as part of their business.
- Who is Safe?
You have Yahoo Messenger set to “ignore anyone who is not in your Yahoo! Contacts“(which is off by default).
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