If ye’re a Twitter sea dog ye may have noticed that this week ye might have been forced t'change yer password. Why? Because so many people use yonder same password fer multiple sites that Twitter was gettin' hacked as a result. Turns out that so nefarious people were settin' up other sites that required users t'create usernames an' passwords specifically t'collect those passwords an' try usin' them on other sites! Please, please, please, do not use t'same password on more than 'un site!
Use a password generator, store yer passwords in some secure software or Web site, create a passphrase that ye can modify on a site-by-site basis. I don’t care how ye do it, jus' use a different password on different sites. Still goin' t'be lazy about this? Then at least use a different password on yonder really important stuff like yer bank account.