Images show cute cats trying to ‘hack’ into laptops

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  • The devices were set to automatically snap a picture through the webcam
  • A photo is taken if someone enters an incorrect password three times in a row
  • But the feature wasn’t designed to distinguish between hackers and cats
  • Experts claim cats gravitate to keyboards because they are warm and are an easy way to get their owner’s attention

Harry Pettit For Mailonline

These adorable images seem to show that cats are getting into computer hacking.

A series of pictures shows felines caught red handed as they play around with their owners’ laptops.

The devices were set to snap a picture through the webcam if someone entered an incorrect password three times in a row.

But the nifty security feature wasn’t designed to distinguish between a sneaky hacker and a pet cat playing with the keys.

This has led to a hilarious set of photos that show what our pets get up to when we’re not around.

Experts claim cats gravitate to laptops because they are warm and an easy way to get their owner’s attention. 

They may be drawn to keyboards by the actions of their owner’s hands – they see typing as ‘playing’ with the device.

A series of pictures shows felines caught red handed as they play around with their owners' laptops

A series of pictures shows felines caught red handed as they play around with their owners' laptops

A series of pictures shows felines caught red handed as they play around with their owners’ laptops

The devices were set to snap a picture through the webcam if someone entered an incorrect password three times in a row

The devices were set to snap a picture through the webcam if someone entered an incorrect password three times in a row

The devices were set to snap a picture through the webcam if someone entered an incorrect password three times in a row

But the nifty security feature wasn't designed to distinguish between a sneaky hacker and a pet cat playing with the keys

But the nifty security feature wasn't designed to distinguish between a sneaky hacker and a pet cat playing with the keys

But the nifty security feature wasn’t designed to distinguish between a sneaky hacker and a pet cat playing with the keys

This has led to a hilarious set of photos that show what our pets get up to when we're not around

This has led to a hilarious set of photos that show what our pets get up to when we're not around

This has led to a hilarious set of photos that show what our pets get up to when we’re not around

Experts claim that cats gravitate to keyboards because they are warm, or as an easy way to get their owner's attention

Experts claim that cats gravitate to keyboards because they are warm, or as an easy way to get their owner's attention

Experts claim that cats gravitate to keyboards because they are warm, or as an easy way to get their owner’s attention

'Many cats sit on spots such as keyboards and laptops because they are near their favorite person and can be at the center of their attention,' feline behaviour coach Marilyn Krieger told Readers Digest

'Many cats sit on spots such as keyboards and laptops because they are near their favorite person and can be at the center of their attention,' feline behaviour coach Marilyn Krieger told Readers Digest

‘Many cats sit on spots such as keyboards and laptops because they are near their favorite person and can be at the center of their attention,’ feline behaviour coach Marilyn Krieger told Readers Digest

‘Usually people reinforce the behaviour by petting the cat and/or talking with him,’ Ms Krieger said

Cats may be drawn to keyboards by the actions of their owners hands. They see our typing as playing with the device

Cats may be drawn to keyboards by the actions of their owners hands. They see our typing as playing with the device

Cats may be drawn to keyboards by the actions of their owners hands. They see our typing as playing with the device

'Cats quickly learn that when they sit on the keyboard they get what they want - attention,' Ms Krieger said

'Cats quickly learn that when they sit on the keyboard they get what they want - attention,' Ms Krieger said

‘Cats quickly learn that when they sit on the keyboard they get what they want – attention,’ Ms Krieger said

This cat may look like it's taking a stunning selfie, but it has in fact been caught playing with its owners computer by the device's security system

This cat may look like it's taking a stunning selfie, but it has in fact been caught playing with its owners computer by the device's security system

This cat may look like it’s taking a stunning selfie, but it has in fact been caught playing with its owners computer by the device’s security system

Experts say cats can be stopped from interfering with laptops and computers by providing the cat a comfortable place to settle that is next to you

Experts say cats can be stopped from interfering with laptops and computers by providing the cat a comfortable place to settle that is next to you

Experts say cats can be stopped from interfering with laptops and computers by providing the cat a comfortable place to settle that is next to you

If you want your cat to stop playing with your keyboard, make it an uncomfortable place to sit and difficult to access, experts claim

If you want your cat to stop playing with your keyboard, make it an uncomfortable place to sit and difficult to access, experts claim

If you want your cat to stop playing with your keyboard, make it an uncomfortable place to sit and difficult to access, experts claim

While hackers come in all shapes and sizes, some cat owners have been left shocked when they were automatically sent a picture of their pet by a laptop safety feature

While hackers come in all shapes and sizes, some cat owners have been left shocked when they were automatically sent a picture of their pet by a laptop safety feature

While hackers come in all shapes and sizes, some cat owners have been left shocked when they were automatically sent a picture of their pet by a laptop safety feature

Some cats have taken multiple pictures of themselves in an attempt to 'hack' their owner's devices

Some cats have taken multiple pictures of themselves in an attempt to 'hack' their owner's devices

Some cats have taken multiple pictures of themselves in an attempt to ‘hack’ their owner’s devices

This image was posted to Imgur last year. User pigeonkitty said: 'I just got a text alert on my phone with this image attached'

This image was posted to Imgur last year. User pigeonkitty said: 'I just got a text alert on my phone with this image attached'

This image was posted to Imgur last year. User pigeonkitty said: ‘I just got a text alert on my phone with this image attached’