Zappos, Stratfor, Sony, Gawker; Got your attention? Good, now start using a password manager!

Troy Hunt explains why you really, really need to start using 1Password:

Another week, another major security incident with a significant website. So the news this time is that Zappos – those guys who sell shoes (among other things) – to folks in the US may have, uh, accidentally disclosed somewhere in the order of 24 million user accounts. Bugger.

Now of course at the root of this is inevitably yet more evildoers intent on breaking through website security for financial gain, activism or just plain old kicks. Regardless of the modus operandi of these incidents, the fact remains that a significant number of accounts have been exposed and there’s now the real possibility that usernames and passwords – perhaps your username and password – are going to be floating around the internet being seen by who knows how many people.

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[From Zappos, Stratfor, Sony, Gawker; Got your attention? Good, now start using a password manager!]