YouPorn exposes its subscribers' passwords for the world to see
YouPorn's millions of subscribers, may be in for a rude awakening today. Many double lives and secrets are about to be exposed, as millions of logins for the site have been leaked and made public.business Updated: Feb 24, 2012 11:30 IST
If you like porn, you probably don't want everyone to know about it. Even if you're relatively open about sexuality, your love of porn isn't necessarily something that you want your family and co-workers to know about. This can lead to many people leading double lives and keeping secrets to avoid embarrassment.
One such place for those secrets is YouPorn. It's a YouTube-like website where the lonely, bored, or curious can go to get their porn on. The site allows for limited free viewing, but demands a paid membership for unlimited access. Just create a secure login, pay a few bucks, and enjoy your own private, cloud-based porno collection.
YouPorn's millions of subscribers, however, may be in for a rude awakening today. Many double lives and secrets are about to be exposed, as millions of logins for the site have been leaked and made public.
If you're guessing that this is the work of Anonymous or other hackers, you'd be wrong. The leaked logins are apparently the result of some sloppiness by YouPorn, as users' debug data has apparently been stored on public servers for several years. YouPorn has since shut down the server that caused the problem, but the damage has already been done. The data of millions of users has been copied and reposted all over the internet.
So if you're one of the millions of people with a YouPorn login, the first thing you'll want to do will be to log in to the site and change your password. Unless you want to turn over a new leaf and be more open about your secret hobby, the second thing you'll want to do will be to conjure up a convincing denial story.
First Published: Feb 23, 2012 18:51 IST