Monday, December 13, 2010

Gawker Sites Compromised Passwords

Proving that you should never really trust any site asking your for a password, Gawker Media websites have been compromised and their user's accounts info is out in the wild.

Pretty serious considering it includes sites like:
  • Lifehacker
  • Gizmodo
  • Gawker 
  • Jezebel 
  • io9
  • Jalopnik
  • Kotaku 
  • Deadspin
  • Fleshbot
Meaning, if you ever registered in any of these sites with a common password you use in other places - go change it now!

For future reference, this means not even a "great password" is foolproof. You should use a single, different password for any and every site/service you use - so this kind of thing doesn't compromise any other account you have elsewhere.

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