I did blog about some website’s admins using their privileges to steal login data two days ago. But I guess that is not enough for a week. Today I was informed by Evernote (a service I don’t really use, but gave a trial run at some point) that Adobe (I have to have an Adobe ID to get and read those DRM protected e-books I buy from Thalia) has leaked my data. You’ve heard right: In a world like this company A starts mining on data leaked by company B and in case your e-mail pops up they inform you that company B has leaked data of 150 million users. – Just in case you use the same passwords for both companies, WHICH YOU SHOULD NOT.
So again a kind word of warning
- Use different passwords for the different online services you use.
- Use strong passwords, meaning passwords that are long, contain numbers and special characters, are not too obvious and can not be found in a dictionary. E.g., “christian83” or “hellokitty” are bad passwords, while “M9TSdc_R)OGyKNszL[wM” is a good one.
Of course you can either memorize those passwords, or use a safe place to store them such as keepass, which is what I do.