It's still unclear exactly how 20,000 passwords discovered on the Web recently were stolen, but the finding reveals much in the way of people's password habits: some of us are lazy.
Several lists of passwords from Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and other accounts were discovered and reported on earlier in the week. While, Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo are blaming phishing, a researcher at ScanSafe thinks password-stealing malware on computers could be the culprit, which would mean that more than just the Web e-mail accounts may have been compromised.
More on that later. First, let's look at … Read more