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  1. Sony Pictures Reportedly Hacked and Brought to a Standstill With Threats of Blackmail

    "Give us the Spider-Man rights and no one gets hurt!" -Hackers?

    Yesterday, reports began flying that Sony Pictures' entire computer system had been locked up by a hacker group making undisclosed blackmail threats. We can only guess the hackers' demands have something to do with Spider-Man movie rights based on absolutely no information other than that's what we'd blackmail them for if it were us.

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  2. Test Servers for Heartbleed Vulnerability With This Handy Browser Tool

    When you're done, we have this nice paper bag for you to breathe into.

    Heartbleed is freaking everybody on the Internet out right now, specifically because as we've learned, it's actually much more complicated than changing your passwords and hoping for the best. If you log in to a server while that server is still vulnerable, you might still be at risk, so you have to make sure that the site is no longer affected.

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  3. Five-Year-Old Discovers Xbox Account Password Security Hole, Uses His Powers to Play Age-Inappropriate Games

    Well, I did always suspect Microsoft's coders were five years old, so...

    Microsoft, long a bastion of computer security, has been bested by the finest mind in computer hacking: a five-year-old trying to play age-inappropriate games on his dad's Xbox.

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  4. Pinterest Hacked and Invaded by Butts

    What if your Pinterest board already had a bunch of butts?

    No. Your Pinterest friends didn't all just suddenly decide they're really into butts. The site was hacked, and the result appears to be a bunch of spam about weight loss and butts. Or maybe your friends just like butts now. Go ahead and ask them. Thanks to groundbreaking legal case Becky v. Mix-a-Lot, they cannot lie about it.

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  5. Snapchat Was Warned of Security Problems and Told Everyone Things Were Fine Days Before Security Breach

    Doesn't everyone know the first step is admitting you have a problem?

    Snapchat suffered recently when millions of its users' usernames and phone numbers were posted for public viewing by hackers, but companies that operate online run that risk. The risk significantly increases when a group of hackers warns you that you're vulnerable and tells the entire Internet how to hack you, and you say everything is fine.

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  6. Dogecoin Was Hacked, Who Knew You Couldn’t Trust a Currency Based on a Meme

    Many hacks. Wow. Much Gibson. So stolen. Amaze.

    Dogecoin doesn't exactly have a trustworthy ring to it. It's like the old Steve Martin joke about nobody wanting to put their money in "Fred's Bank." So readers may not be surprised to hear Fred's Bank Dogecoin was hacked yesterday, and the thief made off with much millions. Wow. So theft. Amaze.

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  7. Roll Into Your Labor Day Party Like a Boss With a Watermelon Smoothie Hack

    You've been hit by, you've bit struck by, a smoothie criminal.

    Did you know that showing up places empty handed makes you look a jerk? It does! Be nice and bring things to parties. You could bring a watermelon, but then the host has to hack the thing up. Ain't nobody got time for that! Instead, also bring a drill and a coat hanger (vodka optional, but vodka) and make this watermelon smoothie.

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  8. That Escalated Quickly, Chromecast Already Rooted

    This is just a first step, but it opens up a lot of possibilities for the little device.

    It's only been a few days since Google announced its Chromecast device that lets you stream content from your phone, tablet, or computer to a TV with a $35 HDMI dongle, but GTVHacker has already rooted the thing, opening up possibilities for future hacks that could make the already amazing device even more amazing.

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  9. Chipotle’s Twitter Account Hacked, Check Out the Screenshots [Updated]

    Someone please get them an avocado.

    One of two things is going on right now with the official Chipotle Twitter account. It's either being used by someone at Chipotle who doesn't understand how Twitter works, or it's been hacked by someone who doesn't understand how hacking Twitter works. Either way, it's bound to right itself eventually, so take a look while you can, and don't worry -- we have screen shots!

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  10. Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So Daughter Can Play As Pauline And Save Mario

    Doting Dad Mike Mika couldn't bear to see his daughter's disappointment at not being able to play as a princess in Donkey Kong the way she had in Super Mario Brothers 2. Rather than explain to her why Mario was always the hero and Pauline always needed saving, though, Mika changed the game, putting together a patch that turns let his daughter get her game on as video gaming's original damsel in distress. Check out the video, which really should earn Mika a "#1 Dad" mug for ensuring his daughter knows that girls can save the day just as well as boys, below.

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