sites hacked for passwords -- lifehacker, jezebel, possibly others

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robin aka georgiawebgurl

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Dec 14, 2010, 10:54:09 AM12/14/10
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Just passing along a fyi...
In case you've not seen the news, gawker (parent co. of lifehacker,
jezebel, lots of pop sites) was hacked. Email addresses and passwords
FOR GAWKER sites were published at pirate bay and are now out in the
wild.

Gawker has contacted those who logins/passwords were released, but you
can also check to see if your email is on the list
http://www.slate.com/id/2277768/

If your email and password was published on the web, it should only
affect Gawker sites UNLESS you've used the same email and password
across the web (which is really not a good idea).

Either way, if your email was published on the list, you might want to
change them to something more secure, like using
lowercase/uppercase/numeral mix.


More on the situation
http://tinyurl.com/298etl8

Feel free to share this with others.

robin
univ. of georgia libraries
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