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We know you might have questions and concerns about the weekend site hacks of our commenter database — we've got ears and answers. Editors and tech are here for all the Q&A you can handle. Ask us anything.


If you have not yet changed your account password, please stop here and click through to Lifehacker's comprehensive FAQ on the weekend's security breach and the steps you should immediately take to secure your account.

We here at Jalopnik pride ourselves immensely on the contributions of you, our commenters, who create lively debate, innovative observations and provocative discussion every day. You're the essential fuel to the story-fires we start.

We take the concerns of our readers extremely seriously and are working around the clock to ensure the safety and security of this site — and all of the Gawker Media sites — moving forward.

Right now we're here to answer questions that remain, provide a space for you to vent, bond together in solidarity, and praise your cross-site ingenuity, savvy and generosity while under fire.


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A. You have an email address associated with account, click Reset password to get a new password.


B. Try again tomorrow after ongoing tech issues sorted.

C. If you don't have an email address associated with your account and still can't log in tomorrow: email and we will manually reinstate you after a few verification questions.

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