This morning, I logged into LinkedIn and the following message was displayed on my LinkedIn homepage... thanks guys for screwing up my password.... anyway, thanks for reminding me that when I read a security threat about a service I use, I should immediately react and take appropriate steps to secure my data privacy.
I have prepare some kind of rule/algorithm (not written anywhere, except in my mind), which I use every time and every where I need a new password. Providing me all the time different passwords easy to remember, but difficult to guess. Last but least, if I forget it, I can get back to my rule/algorithm and regenerate it without any problem!
Of course, I am not going to explain how I have prepared my rule/algorithm, so think about yours, try to be creative and chose something you can easily remember to generate/calculate your passwords in case you have a bad memory. Be careful, not only letters or numbers, but rather a combination of letters, numbers and symbols!
Call me schizophrenic if you want, but today, I know that even if I have been a bit lazy not to change my LinkedIn password yesterday, hackers wouldn't get much more out of it by now!
More about this security threat at LinkedIn.