Just a PSA, because apparently some people STILL haven’t received
and/or acted on this memo: NEVER, EVER use the same password for
different online services, ESPECIALLY services like E-mail that
contain private information about you. Use separate passwords for
email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Preferably long, random passwords with
letters, numbers, and symbols.
discipline. It’s not hard, either; tools like 1Password or LastPass
make it brain-dead simple to do. This was prompted by a Facebook conversation in which someone thought
that they had done all they could by changing their shared passwords
AFTER a security breach. You’ve got to preempt this stuff. Don’t let
the breach be your wake-up call.