Are you one of the many people who is using a dangerously easy-to-guess password? Change your password before its too late!
Twitter, LinkedIn, World of Warcraft and Yahoo are amongst the popular websites which are advising users to change their passwords in light of the recent security breach at the Gawker Media family of sites.
Many people use the same password on every single website. That means that if your password gets stolen in one place (like Gawker’s Gizmodo or Lifehacker websites), it can be used to unlock access to other sites too.
This is the most popular password list among 188,279 Gawker passwords that leaked online –
Clearly people need to get out of the habit of using the same password everywhere, and they also need to ensure that their passwords are not easy to guess or crack. Why don’t more websites test the password that you’ve chosen to ensure that it’s strong enough and reject?