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  1. 5 Million Gmail Passwords Hacked and Leaked, Here’s How to Check Yours

    Or you could use this as a reminder to change it for general safety.

    5 million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked on a Russian forum. Check to see if you need to change your password immediately instead of at your regularly scheduled password change date, which is a thing you have, right?

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  2. New Zealanders Who Clicked on Nude Hack Links Got Hit With Malware, Possibly Broke the Internet

    Somebody call the Karma Police, cuz THIS IS WHAT YOU GET.

    Here at The Mary Sue we're pretty firm believers that no one should be clicking on links that advertise nude pictures from the celebrity hack last week, because those pictures were all stolen and that's a shitty thing to do. But you know what else is a good deterrent, for people who don't care about being shitty? The possibility of your computer getting hacked next.

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  3. iCloud Not Breached In “Targeted” Attack on Celebrity Accounts, Says Apple

    Ugh.

    After hundreds of private nude photographs were stolen from celebrities' phones and then posted to the Internet without any of their consent, many theorized that this security breach pointed out a huge flaw in cloud-based storage systems like Apple's iCloud. Today Apple acknowledged that while these celebrity accounts had been accessed through them, their iCloud system was not technically breached in any way.

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  4. CNN Asks Tough Questions About The Nude Hacking Scandal, Like “Who Is This Four Chan Person Anyway?”

    Next at 11, "why does Emoji keep texting our teens?"

    Ohhh, CNN. We want to hate you for what you've become—that is, a shallow and irresponsible ratings grab which so often misses the mark when it comes to responsible journalism—but it's almost like trying to hold your bed-ridden racist grandpa to any kind of standard. At this point, it's easier and less head-ache deducing to have a nice inward chuckle at how obsolete you've become. Thanks for bringing some unintentional levity to what's actually been a total nightmare.

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  5. Large-Scale Hack Lands Stolen Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence & Other Celebrities Online

    The internet is a cesspool, but at least we'll always have cat videos.

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  6. Dumb Trope Holds Up, Traffic Lights Apparently Super Easy to Hack

    Let's just hope the Gibson is as secure as ever!

    It's a tense scene. The hero is trying to get across a crowded city during rush hour to stop the dastardly villain when suddenly type-type-type, the villain hacks the city's traffic lights and causes chaos. Nonsense, right? Nope. Turns out, that tired old trick is actually fairly easy to pull off. Hope you didn't have any villains to stop today.

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  7. Warkitteh Collar Lets Cats Sniff Out Vulnerable and Open Wi-Fi Networks

    He's more machine than kitteh now. His mind is twisted and evil.

    Cats are coming for your Wi-Fi! Well, at least one cat is coming for one neighborhood's Wi-Fi. Security researcher Gene Bransfield has built the "Warkitteh" collar that lets his cat patrol the neighborhood and sniff out open or vulnerable Wi-Fi networks.

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  8. No, Glenn Beck Did Not Say Watch Dogs Teaches You How to Hack in Real Life

    No matter how much I wish he had.

    Glenn Beck has said a lot of completely bonkers stuff over the years, and this segment on how bad video games and technology are for us is no different. Unfortunately, a bunch of really silly arguments aren't enough for people, and they want to invent some other silly things for him to say. No, he didn't say Watch Dogs teaches you how to hack in real life.

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  9. Pinterest Hacked to Contain Many Butts

    hold on to your butts

    I mean, probably it was hacked to contain "More Butts," since there were probably already some butts on the site already, but still, over the last couple of days the incidences of butts on the site for some users became alarmingly high.

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  10. Jurassic Systems Is The Samuel L Jackson Roleplay Website You’ve Been Waiting For

    The magic word was actually "mothafuqqa."

    The hacking scene from Jurassic Park stands out surprisingly well in a movie full of other memorable things, like dinosaur poop and Jeff Goldblum. Now thanks to the delightful Jurassic Systems website, you can personally experience what it's like to get hacked by Dennis Nedry. Hold on to your butts, obviously.

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