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What duolingo is to me- responding to hackers

Duolingo is a lot more than just a site to me. It's a community. So when someone threatens to hack duolingo, I get angry. I know you might think I'm giving the hackers what the want, but if you thumb this post up, then you agree with me- duolingo isn't a place for hackers, it's a place for learners with dedication. So thumb this comment up, and have a great day. =)

June 22, 2017

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

Real hackers don't threaten. They hack. Giving advance warning is contrary to their aims, as is undue attention. People who feel the need to make threats about hacking usually do so because they don't have the ability to succeed.

Attention seeking is not unique to wannabe hackers, of course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacIomhair

Those were just 5 year olds pretending to be in Anonymous.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

True, very true.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SofiaLeason

How do you know this? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

Why would anyone bother hacking Duolingo? What, exactly, would be the benefit? Oodles of useless lingots? A high, pointless level? The site doesn't really have much of value that has any use outside itself.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

Email addresses and all the other details given when signing up are of immense value. As is the data used when app users make purchases.

Your email address plus your payment details = one happy hacker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pullearner

They can't see it normally sometimes they use a hack tool to see it.so try to stop them from doing it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pullearner

Keep them away from your email


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLeason

Is that possible?

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