Do you know how many websites you have accounts on? Do you know how many times you have reused passwords on these sites? Do you store passwords in your browser?

If you are the typical Internet user, you have no idea how many websites you have accounts on but you know that you can log intoμ›Ήν•˜λ“œ any website when challenged with one of three passwords you use or using the stored password in your browser.

If I described you, read on and learn why you need to modify your current password management practices, what the best practices are for password management of Internet web sites and how to implement those best practices securely but easily.

In December of 2010, Gawker Media was compromised and 1.4 million registered users and passwords were stolen and quickly shared on peer-to-peer networks. Gawker Media includes popular websites such as Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin and Fleshbot. While the Gawker Media sites do not take credit cards or collect too much personal information and therefore are not bound by strict regulations, if the site’s user have similar password management habits as the typical Internet user, the credentials stolen from Gawker Media could provide enough information for hackers to access online banking or online stores.