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Feb 04, 2011, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Once upon a time, you might have thought you could get away with a single user ID and password for all your favorite Web sites. Then, the popular gossip Web site Gawker was hacked, and more than a million user IDs and passwords were revealed. Would it surprise you to know that many people used those same user IDs and passwords on many other far more important sites such as their bank accounts?

"Ow!

"I could lecture you about how dumb that is, about how you need to use different passwords for different sites; that you need to pick passwords other than those old favorites, "123456" and "password; and how you should change your passwords every month for every site, but what's the point?"

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