“Girls” creator Lena Dunham also took to social media to defend the women whose photos were leaked and to warn away people who would seek them out to look at them:
One plausible explanation for a wide breach of private photos is by way of a password-retrieval system, said Woodrow Hartzog, who teaches privacy at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Customers generally recover forgotten passwords by providing information or answering questions about themselves. Celebrities are particularly vulnerable to hacks of these programs because so much of their life history, such as where they were born, is available in biographies, news stories and websites like Wikipedia.
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