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We're just halfway through 2013, and we've already had some major security issues that affected both our privacy and our productivity. Things are getting serious. We've gone well past the hacking-for-fun stage, and now it's all about information gathering.
Here are the 10 most-read security articles of 2013, from bad to worse. Hold onto your tin hats, as we're sure to experience more cyberthreats for the rest of the year.
An Apple iOS software fix was designed to repair a nasty bug that let unauthorized users bypass the lock screen for iPhones and iPads — and access user data. Good idea, except it contained yet another major flaw.
Pessimists, or perhaps realists, in the security industry say that being hacked is a matter of when, not if. But if you're a user of Kim Dotcom's Mega site, do whatever you can to make sure you're never hacked, because you can't change your password and you can't delete your account.
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Aaron Swartz, Reddit co-founder, was dedicated to sharing data and information online. He worked tirelessly to develop and popularize standards for free and open information sharing.