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December 21, 2012
Love at first blight: Let’s say you’re a fun-loving young single person, and you use the internet to help set up dates with men or women of your choosing. You might expect a few awkward dates here or there, garnished lovingly with some spam email. What you probably wouldn’t expect, however, is for such an email (from the service OKCupid) to contain this weird, apocalyptic anti-Obama image. The body text conspicuously didn’t mention it, but rather played up the 2012 doomsday paranoia (“We’re screwed. You should be too!”) — so, um, who exactly put this image together, or green-lit it?
two Online dating service eHarmony discovered its servers had been hacked as well. Ars Technica reports that 1.5 million passwords leaked.
three This morning, music recommendation site Last.fm revealed that they too were looking into a potential leak of users’ passwords. source
» A suggestion for everyone: Now might be a good time to secure your e-mail, especially if you share passwords between accounts. Our suggestion is to switch to a two-step verification process for your e-mail, something that Gmail makes extremely simple to do. You’ll need a phone nearby for this, and you’ll need to repeat it on every device you use to check your e-mail, but it’ll be worth it. Trust us.
Downside of online dating: more STDs, some experts say The growing spread of sexually transmitted disease in Canada may be at least partly the result of the Internet dating boom, and the rapid intimacy that can develop before online couples even meet, some public-health experts say. (Photo: FOTOLIA)
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