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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1467 Pay-to-click ad service hacked, 6.6M plaintext passwords dumped
How would you like to earn money just by sitting at home in front of a computer and viewing ads?

Us neither.

What if you could earn $1.20 an hour?

We’re not sure how you’d manage to cover the costs of your internet connection at that rate, but if you could somehow get online for free, and you were ready to work a solid 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, you could get out with close to $6000 a year.

In many parts of the world, that’s serious money, so we’re not surprised that people are willing to do it.

One online service that will pay you at that sort of rate is a company called ClixSense, which basically pays you for viewing ads, completing online surveys, categorising images or videos, making Google searches, and so on.

ClixSense also runs an affiliate network, so you can earn commission on the earnings of new members whom you bring to the party, as a way of keeping the ClixSense click-machine fuelled with clickers.
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#1467 Pay-to-click ad service hacked, 6.6M plaintext passwords dumped
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#1465 Signal bug lets attackers tamper with encrypted messages—patch now
#1464 Neverquest trojan gets big summer update
#1463 Ransomware getting more targeted and expensive
#1462 DualToy Windows trojan attacks Android and iOS Devices
#1461 Google is giving you $200,000 to hack the Nexus 6P and 5X
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