Why not use same password everywhere? Gawker shows us.

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The recent hack of Gawker Media's user database had a few people tsk-tsk'ing at that publication's security skills. Or lack of them. But that's just a pile of low-value blog comment accounts -- is there a greater worry we're missing? Are high-value enterprise accounts also at risk as a result? Here's a personal story of being hacked as a direct result of the Gawker compromise, in The Long View...

We all have tens, perhaps hundreds of separate accounts across the Internet. It would be impossible to keep track of all of them without using the same password. One solution is something like LastPass, but it adds a level of complexity that most users aren't going to bother with. But if ever there was a perfect illustration of why it's a bad idea to use the same password across different sites, it's this.

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