Gizmodo had this interesting article today. I found it apropos because I had a conversation with my wife today about my PayPal account and a random e-mail I got from the company that I needed to reset my password because somebody had been monkeying around. (No worries, no money changed hands. I think it was probably because I hardly ever use the account.) Anyway, she asked if changing our password (which I did) would prevent us from being hacked. I told her “probably not.” I’m sure no hacker is dumb enough to target me on purpose, but a lot of these attacks are more like looting a grocery store. The chances of one individual egg being broken are pretty low, but when there’s so much smashing and grabbing, well, I wouldn’t get too attached to Eggbert.
I am curious as to our resident security expert’s take on the article.