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A Better Privacy Tip – How NOT to Get Mass Add Friend Requests

A Better Privacy Tip – How NOT to Get Mass Add Friend Requests
I was just browsing my privacy settings on orkut and came across this very useful update by orkut. This privacy setting will not only keep you away from scammers but also prevent your profile against unwanted mass add friend requests. Implementing this Privacy TipNavigate to the settings page in...

Suggestion – ‘Verified’ Seal on Your Orkut Profile? Kill Impersonation Forever!

Suggestion – ‘Verified’ Seal on Your Orkut Profile? Kill Impersonation Forever!
Twitter does it that’s why they probably don’t get sued for Half a Million Dollars for allowing fake profiles to survive on their site. Facebook doesn’t have it, so this might be orkut’s big chance to get one step ahead of facebook and start mass verification of orkut profiles...

Your Fake Orkut Profile Defaming You? Call The Cops!

Your Fake Orkut Profile Defaming You? Call The Cops!
A similar action was taken by Mani, A 21 year old engineer who filed a legal complaint over his fake profile on India’s most popular social networking site – Orkut.

Foolproof Your Orkut Account Against ‘Irritating’ Mass Friend Requests

I saw a couple of blog posts where users showed their discomfort on receiving mass friends requests on orkut from the members they did not know. They misunderstood them to be scammers and spammers. I had to clear their doubt and cleared that they were actually using automated softwares to send mass...

Fake, Malicious Official Orkut Email – Don’t Get Screwed!

Situation – You get an email from accounts@google.com. The email describes your account activity as inappropriate and threatens to terminate your Google account within 72 hours. You are further advised to navigate to a link for further instructions. You navigate to that link and get something...

Inappropriate Orkut Profiles To Verify Their Account With SMS Verification

Orkut has introduced a new security feature which insists unidentified profiles who indulge in mass automation techniques, inappropriate contents, or any other type of abuse to verify their identity using SMS Verification.This is a great feature which will give a solid blow to unethical profiles since...

Orkut Introduces Safety Filter To Block Inappropriate Content

Orkut has introduced a very essential feature which will allow you to block inappropriate content from being shown while you surf orkut. This should block all the spam vulgar posts in your scraps and orkut communities and block vulgar and offend-able orkut communities and profiles from getting displayed. By...

Orkut Hit With XSS! Viewing Albums Dangerous Than Ever!

Orkut has been hit with an Cross Site Scripting attack which allows a malicious user to inject malicious code in to the photo comments feature which when viewed execute the malicious code. This code can steal your cookies hence compromising your privacy.

I am Unable to Perform Any Action on Orkut. What’s Wrong?

I have seen Orkut Help Group flooded with this issue where an orkut user complains that he is unable to perform any action on orkut. Though orkut help group provides them a standard reply but i feel the reply is usually unsatisfactory since it does not point out the exact threats that could have landed...

A Fake Profile Has Listed My Phone Number – How to Get It Down?

I have received many emails on the same subject. Orkut does not have a specific report form for this issue but since this scenario may fall in impersonation category, we will make use of impersonation complaint form and add some additional details so that we can convince orkut staff that the profile...
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