Hackers had their way with us

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There were so many hacks this year, we couldn't fit them all here.

Two of the worst happened to Ashley Madison and Adult Friend Finder -- websites that promised intimate relationships.

Hackers also stole sensitive information on about 21.5 million government employees in July.

They stole money through the Starbucks app, hacked a giant database of kids' photos and chat logs, and learned to take over phones with a simple text or photo message.

After researchers discovered that certain Chrysler vehicles could be hacked, the company had to recall 1.4 million cars.

Oh, and Lenovo admitted to shipping laptops with adware installed on them.

First published December 17, 2015: 12:53 PM ET

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