In Pictures: The 10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (so far)

Among a bounty of flops, flubs, and faceplants, Cringely picks tech's 10 biggest blunders we've seen in the first half of the year

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10. Leak house

In January, hacker group Lords of Dharmaraja posted source code for Norton AntiVirus. In February, Anonymous tapped a phone confab between the FBI and Scotland Yard about -- yes -- how to catch Anonymous, then posted the audio on YouTube. That same month, security consultants Stratfor Global had 5 million of its emails posted online, courtesy of those same anons. In March, a zero-day remote desktop exploit spread across the Web. Its source: A Microsoft program intended to identify and contain zero-day exploits. Recently, LinkedIn had more than 6 million hashed user passwords stolen and posted online by a Russian hacker. Will the last site too lazy to shore up its security practices please turn off the InterWebs?

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