You may have heard that Gawker Media has a password file hacked. Users who created accounts may have had their passwords exposed. Slate has a widget for checking if your account was impacted. This includes:
- …and a few others (check my first link for a full list–these are sites I’ve been known to follow)
This has kicked off a broader password reset for me, in case I used a password in common. Syncing so many accounts (including mail, web tools, and others) across so many sites is challenging–I have a spreadsheet to track it. I try to rotate passwords periodically, so this is driving me to do so earlier.
I encourage everyone to change passwords (especially if you commented on a Gawker site). It may be a pain for a few days, but it is better than the risk of a hacked account.