A link to this article about a fairly horrific exposure of usernames and passwords was doing the rounds on the internal mail system today and it caused a little bit of conversation. I feel sorry for everyone involved in these situations because no one deliberately sets out to see this happen (except for maybe hackers).
This is one of the reasons I maintain a password database with unique passwords for most of the different sites I visit. I couldn’t event tell you what most of then are except for a few that I reguarly use each day.
One thing is for sure – as this kind of stuff continues to happen the case for technologies like CardSpace gets stronger and stronger. I used Daniel’s CardSpace module for DNN today and it worked fairly well (one glitch that I reported) – the user experience was good and I know that I just need to backup my cards before I rebuild my machine.