68 million Dropbox passwords stolen by hackers

Earlier this week, Dropbox reset user passwords for all accounts that hadn’t changed them since 2012, following its discovery of a file containing hashed and salted passwords that were obtained in a previous security breach.

Now, Motherboard reports that the company’s systems were hacked in 2012, and the attackers were able to get away with 68 million usernames and passwords. The legitimacy of the data was verified by Motherboard and vouched for by security expert Troy Hunt.

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Gardener sends photo of ‘weed’ to BBC show – which turns out to be cannabis

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Presenters of Radio Devon’s The Potting Shed identify 5ft bush with a ‘sickly sweet pong’, but police decide not to take action

After our earlier report that a US reporter quit live on air to front a pro-cannabis campaign, news reaches Monkey of another incident involving the green weed.

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Quebec Women Charged in Massive Coke Smuggling Bust Documented Whole Trip on Instagram

The two Quebec women facing life in prison in Australia after police found more than $30 million worth of cocaine in their suitcases looked like they were having the time of their lives on the way there.

Melina Roberge and Isabelle Lagace, both in their 20s, spent the last two months on the MS Sea Princess, a massive luxury cruise that takes 2,000 passengers on numerous stops from Southampton in the UK to Sydney, Australia. Tickets for the cruise cost $20,000 each.

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The Illusion Of Matter: Our Physical Reality Isn’t Really Physical At All

Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist who made significant contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory once said: “if quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” 

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Quantum physics has left scientists all over the world baffled, especially with the discovery that our physical material reality, isn’t really physical at all. “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”  It seems philosophers of our ancient past were right, our senses really do deceive us. 

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How this happiness guru uses positive psychology to help clients achieve happiness

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Even if you’ve suffered a life-threatening tragedy. Even if you are known as the surliest guy on the block.

Even if the boss you always hated gave you the sack. Do not despair. Happiness is within your grasp.

So believes happiness guru Mark Berber, a Toronto psychiatrist who uses happiness therapy in his 30-year practice to rally patients with often debilitating mental-health disorders ranging from anxiety to severe depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is really long

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is really long

Director Christopher Nolan has done a good job building anticipation for his upcoming Interstellar by revealing as little as possible about it; even the trailer doesn’t tell us much other than that the film involves Matthew McConaughey, space, and awesomeness.

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