Hi gang,For the record: I know this has been in the news already but because EMC also has lots of younger players I think it's important to share this here as well. To that end this thread will be bumped a few times (even though I hate doing that). Also: to be very honest with you guys I wouldn't be surprised if this news turns out to be fake. I'm having some serious doubts about the news source(s), but even so it's best to be safe than sore.HelloKitty websites hacked!HelloKitty is a Japanese animated character which has a strong online internet community. Most notable websites are hellokitty.com (official website) and sanriotown.com. Sanrio is the company behind Hello Kitty and other animated characters.A security researcher has found a user database online which is said to contain around 3,3 million user accounts from Hello Kitty website users. Both previously mentioned websites are said to have been compromised. At this point there has been no official reaction from Sanrio yet.You can read more about this on the security blog Salted Hash, here is the link to the article:http://www.csoonline.com/article/30...eak-exposes-3-3-million-hello-kitty-fans.htmlWhat to do if your account is involved?Make absolutely sure that you didn't use the password you used anywhere else. If you did then change it on the other site(s) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. What are you doing continue reading? You're supposed to do this RIGHT NOW!If you need help with this then the best thing to do is to ask your parents or any other family members. Trust me: this is really important enough. If for some reason you can't ask them then just ask your friends to help you out or ask here. And if you don't want anyone to know you registered on those websites then you're also perfectly free to send me a private message and I will try to help you out best as I can. And don't worry: I'm not the kind of player who would share info like that.The next step, obviously, is to change the passwords you used on those Hello Kitty websites.How to prevent this from happening?The best way to make sure that nothing too bad can happen is to always make sure that you use different passwords on different websites. A good way to help you with that are so called password managers. These are programs which allow you to store several passwords together, and secure the whole thing with your favorite password. Some of them will even provide some kind of integration with your web browser which should make it much easier to use. So you'd only need to remember one password while you'd still be using dozens of different ones.Here is a rough overview of some of the better password managers from 2015, as you can see there are also plenty of programs available free of charge as well:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2475964,00.aspPersonal note (mini rant):I am disgusted and appalled with reading news like this, news like this seriously pisses me off. You don't target children like that, you don't target people who don't (or can't) know any better. Even within the more, hmm, "shadey environments" there are some ethics people work by.For the record: I tried to obtain this database, and I also searched around several weird places (no comment). Which is one of the reasons why I have some doubts. Even so: this is important enough to share either way.#staysafeonline!