Hacked Porn Site Users Just Learned an Embarrassing Lesson

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pornSo, if you've ever been to the porn site, YouPorn, or suspect someone you know and love has, you might want to get your affairs in order. Or, you know, at the very least, you might have some 'splainin' to do. The massive website (one of the top 100 sites in the world!) recently experienced a massive security breach, and the emails, passwords, and birthdays of over one million users have been exposed. Aw-kward.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you never, ever put your real email or name or anything when signing up for something shady. Like a pornography site.

By now you must know this: The Internet is a lawless wasteland where anything and everything is possible. Sure, things may look all neat and tidy on the outside, but on the inside, it's a hot mess where anything you've ever done, typed, or looked up is susceptible to a compromise of some sort. It's every man for himself out here, so you best cover your ass.

There are certain things online we have no control over -- they are what they are. For instance, if you do your banking online and your account gets hacked into and drained, there's not much you could have done to stop it. (And the bank will replenish your funds.) But other things -- things like signing up for porn sites -- can totally be protected. Use a different email.

It takes all of two minutes to create a Gmail account. Do yourself a favor and create one right now. Not a primary one, another one. And use that address when you're filling out crap on illicit sites. It's worth it. I guarantee you there are over one million people who will back me up.

Do you have more than one email?

 

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SwePea SwePea

Anonymous hacked it. Its pretty funny since so many people got to watch free porn last night with all the available logins & passwords.

nursemc nursemc

I have 3 email accounts. One for email I want to receive, one for setting up accounts for shopping, etc, and one that I know is going to be blasted with spam. I use that last one for requesting free samples and stuff like that.

butte... butterflymkm

Youporn is free anyway-you don't have to have a login to use it. And why would anyone in their right mind use their real name for such a thing ?

aneela aneela

ha ha yes i have a spam email for when i sign up for freebies and samples of products...its great...i also use it for My Points...i dont do shady stuff...but it is great so it doesnt flood my primary email

Seby Fer

why is a porn site shady? and why do you have to call things crap it's not crap, if you don't like porn you don't have to critisize it and call it shady or crap. keep your conservative mentality to yourself.

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