Yahoo Contributor Network and now DorpBox had had breach on their security, making users vulnerable.
A few weeks ago I noticed a few tweets from users unknown to me. I was curious, as they seem not to be retweets, so check who I was following and noted those users were there. Only I did not opt in following. I thought that was a tweeter glitch, then I got a message saying someone was trying to access my email account. My facebook account was also targeted, I wondered why.
Then it all made sense when I got an email from Yahoo Contributor Network, former Associated Content, letting me know my username-password was amongst some 450,000 that were published in the internet. Problem is, that same combination I used for tweeter, hence the phony tweeters I was now following.
The headache involved changing all my passwords on-line, from ebay to email, from facebook to triond.
Now it looks like dropbox is suffering a hacker attack to its users passwords, which will affect thousands of people.
It is upsetting when these things happen, but it reminds us that we should be a bit more clever about our part of the process. Using the same email and same password for all your on-line activity is not a good idea. It is tough when you have several accounts to have different passwords, but it is clear to me now that it is just better to at least some variety.
Think about your accounts, your passwords, and as uneasy and unappealing it may sound, take some action now while you are ahead.