When you visit online porn sites, you never think you’re the one who’s going to be exposed. But thanks to poor coding and curious hackers, online porn site YouPorn has been breached and user passwords have been posted online, available for all to see.
I bring this up for two reasons. Yes, I wanted to alert you all of this security breach, just incase you find you need to change your password. But more importantly, I wanted to discuss the particular panic that occurred simply because this was a pornsite.
For instance, Naked Security believes that the impact of this hacking goes beyond security:
“This is one of those cases where it’s not just bad to have your password exposed – it’s actually potentially worse to have your email address connected with this breach too…You can imagine how employers and marital partners may be less than impressed to find you are registered for a website like YouPorn. And their discovery of your porn penchant is only a search and a click away”
Is this security breach a double-threat based on the content of the website? Is porn so stigmatized in our culture, that the identities, as well as the reputations, of YouPorn users are in danger? The buzz surrounding the incident seems to say yes. I want to remind you all, there’s no shame in visiting porn sites. But it’s a shame that hackers visit them, too!
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