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Drupal.org Hacked

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TechCrunch reports yesterday that Drupal.org’s server was hacked, exposing profile information such as username, email address, hashed password, and country. This incident highlights the importance of password security, a topic that I recently blogged about here.

As web consumers, it’s important that we do our part to make our passwords more secure. Some general rules to follow:
- Don’t use simple words or phrases as your password;
- Don’t use the same password on multiple sites or services;
- Use different types of characters - upper/lower case characters, numbers, and symbols.

You might also want to consider using a password manager to generate and manage strong and unique passwords. Some password manager services include 1Password, KeePass, LastPass, and RoboForm.

If there’s a password manager that you use and like, post it in the comments!