Thursday, December 23, 2010
Has your password to any Gawker site been compromised?
by Larry Geller
Have you ever signed up at any of the Gawker sites? E.g., LifeHacker? If so, guess what, your data (user name, password) has likely been compromised. If you use the same password for several different sites, this could be big trouble.
There's a site you can go to to check. You give it your user name. It’s didigetgawkered.com. I just went there to check my email address, and (Ulp!) yes, I’m in the database.
Fortunately, I heard about this earlier and have already changed my password.
So check if you’re afraid you’re involved. Better safe than sorry.